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RFA Battery Engagement

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Film of an 18 pounder battery conducting an engagement. Interesting camouflaged position along a tree line. Well prepared gun pits and ammunition delivered in ammunition pannier jackets, one way to disguise ammunition supply so tracks are not left by the limbers.

 

 

An observation officer of Royal Field Artillery orders to open fire on Germans during World War I in France.

An observation officer of Royal Field Artillery orders on phone to open fire on Germans during World War I. Soldiers run and enter their quarters in the gun-pits. Soldiers bring shells in special jackets. The shells are handed over to the gunners in the gun-pits. Shrapnel and explosives are fired at enemy continuously. Soldiers load and fire an 18-pounder gun. The observation officer orders on phone to change the range of firing. Howitzers continuously fire at Germans in field. Location: France. Date: 1918.

 



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