Four uniformed men stand next to a wooden table. It is a sunny day and all four men are standing in their shirtsleeves. The man on the left is carrying a rifle in a soft case, over his right shoulder.
Gunners pictured replacing the plugs used for the safe transportation of 6″ Howitzer shells with fuses. Time fuses were used with shrapnel shells, designed to burst in the air. Percussion fuses were used with high explosive shells, intended to bust on contact with the ground.
Original reads: ‘OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT. Gunners setting time fuses.’]
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