World War I is often deemed to have been 'a war of artillery', and British heavy artillery played a vital part in destroying the German trenches and providing invaluable cover for advancing troops on the Western Front. This book details the huge guns of the Royal Garrison Artillery, including the 6-in. siege gun and howitzer, the 8-in. howitzer, the 12-in. railway and siege howitzer and the infamous 9.2-in breech-loading siege howitzer. Camouflage and enemy battery locations and transport are covered, as well as tactics used and how the guns were developed and manned.... the British Armya#39;s manual Combined Training 1905, siege operations earned a chapter in Field Service Regulations, ... so the third siege company, intended to form the heavy siege brigade on mobilisation, was issued four Skoda M1898anbsp;...
|Title||:||British Artillery 1914-19|
|Publisher||:||Osprey Publishing - 2012-05-20|