Category: artillery

German officers examining a captured heavy F…

German officers examining a captured heavy French howitzer, June 1918.

The result of a direct hit to a French battery…

The result of a direct hit to a French battery.

A French 240mm heavy gun named Jeannette, capt…

A French 240mm heavy gun named Jeannette, captured at Terny-Sorny by the  German 64th Infantry Regiment, during the Spring Offensive, 1918.

French gunners handling a new 145 mm naval g…

French gunners handling a new 145 mm naval gun at Hardecourt-aux-Bois, 22 October 1916.

German troops examining a captured French  lon…

German troops examining a captured French  long-range gun with which Laon was bombarded. It was captured at Pargny where the Germans crossed the Somme on 24th March 1918.

A French Schneider 155 mm gun flooded and co…

A French Schneider 155 mm gun flooded and continuing to fire near Rheims, May 1917. 

German troops by a captured 14.5 cm heavy Fr…

German troops by a captured 14.5 cm heavy French gun at Mareuil, 25 June 1918.

French gunners manning a 80 mm short gun at …

French gunners manning a 80 mm short gun at Bois des Buttes, near Pontavert, 22 August 1915.

Not a lot of uniform going on there.

Workers stacking 380mm naval shells for ship…

Workers stacking 380mm naval shells for shipment at a munitions factory.

I’d assume they’re men of the South African Native Labour Corps. They could be colonial French workers, but I don’t know if there’s a French equivalent.

A French 293mm railway gun in process of ass…

A French 293mm railway gun in process of assembling on its truck at Mailly-le-Camp, 5 April 1916.