Category: artillery

A captured French heavy trench mortar in its…

A captured French heavy trench mortar in its emplacement, June 1918 and the explosion of a French heavy mortar shell on a German trench.

A French heavy trench mortar position, c1917.

A French heavy trench mortar position, c1917.

A captured German 25cm Albrecht Morser trenc…

A captured German 25cm Albrecht Morser trench mortar emplacement between Hamel and Beaumont Hamel, seen in November 1916.

German guns and trench mortars, captured in …

German guns and trench mortars, captured in the Battle of the Somme, July 1916.

“Heavy mortar” or a big fuckin pipe.

British artillery crew winching a shell.

British artillery crew winching a shell.

British guns being inspected at an artillery p…

British guns being inspected at an artillery park, 1917.

A large British gun being hauled forward by a …

A large British gun being hauled forward by a tractor, 1917.

Two British soldiers asleep on a gun carriage,…

Two British soldiers asleep on a gun carriage, September 1917.

British Royal Garrison Artillery in action dur…

British Royal Garrison Artillery in action during the Battle of Menin Road, September 1917.

British troops sitting on a dump of shell casi…

British troops sitting on a dump of shell casings during the Battle of Menin Road, September 1917.

As the official caption notes, this is but one of the thousands of shell dumps to be found behind the lines.