18-pounder field gun emplacement, 120th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, Somme

18-pounder field gun emplacement, 120th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, Somme

Here we see an elaborate gun emplacement for an 18-pounder field gun, prepared by the 120th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, on the Somme. Under this timber, earth and metal roof is a sizable dugout, large enough to contain the actual gun.

Many thanks to Pen & Sword for providing us with these pictures, which come from Richard van Emden's The Somme: The Epic Battle in the Soldier's own Words and Photographs

The Somme - The Epic Battle in the Soldier's own Words and Photograph, Richard van Emden. Covers the entire period that the British army spent on the original Somme front, from its arrival late in 1915, through the battle of the Somme and up to the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line. Mainly uses the writings and private photos taken by British soldiers, but also includes some material from the German side [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (17 August 2016), 18-pounder field gun emplacement, 120th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, Somme , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_18pdr_emplacement_somme.html

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