An 8” Howitzer of a Royal Garrison Artillery Siege Battery being hauled into position.
Note the wooden chocks under the wheels to prevent excessive recoil.
The slang British term used here for German, ‘Hun’, entered popular usage after Kaiser Wilhelm II urged his troops to ‘behave like Huns’ to win the war. The Germans also used the phrase ‘Gott Strafe England’, (God Punish England), and this caption is probably intended as a play on that.
Original reads: ‘OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT – strafing the Hun.’
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