‘Crew [sic] of a 6″ gun’ | National Library of Scotland

Access this resource

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.’

Original URL: http://digital.nls.uk/first-world-war-official-photographs/pageturner.cfm?id=74546960

Resource Type : image

1 visits / 0 Like(s) (Like this resource)

Licence CC-BY-NC-SA

Cite : 'Crew [sic] of a 6" gun' | National Library of Scotland (http://digital.nls.uk/first-world-war-official-photographs/pageturner.cfm?id=74546960) by J.W. Brooke licensed as CC-BY-NC-SA (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/scotland/)

Reuse : Web link

About Richard Marshall

Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
This entry was posted in Machine, Unconventional Soldiers. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply