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Gaza City area November 7, 1917 artillery firing plan


John Gilinsky
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The above firing plan was drawn by a Canadian officer serving from early 1917 in the Royal Engineers in a sound-ranging unit in Palestine. It shows the morning of November 7, 1917 the British firing positions located south west of Gaza City, Palestine.

John

Toronto

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John,

Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't that chart an "overlay" of the survey (sound ranging) company's microphone positions and the orientation of those microphones in relation to a point (where the lines intersect) for determining the time difference between microphones?

I also note that it doesn't have any reference marks for overlaying on a map, but rather is marked "fig 1" so probably extracted from a unit history of the Palestine campaign.

Regards,

Chris H

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I surrender! I honestly don't know but your ideas seem plausible. As to official history look at the sheer size. This seems like indeed it almost certainly is an original at the time made (that is early November 1917) in situ diagram or map showing the firing positions. I do not know if it was ever published whatsoever as the Middle Eastern theater is not my specialty.

Thanks,

John

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