The 6″ field gun dwarfs the men who are standing underneath it. Most of it is covered in camouflage netting but the wheels, carriage and barrel are visible.
The men belong to the HQ of a Royal Garrison Artillery Heavy Battery (not a gun ‘crew’ or sub-section as suggested by the caption). The Major command the battery stands fourth from left.
Uniform details suggest the picture was taken in 1917 or later.
Original reads: ‘OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. The crew of a 6″ gun.’
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