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Heavy Artillery at the Battle of Messines


GregO
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Does anyone know where to find a copy of the heavy artillery creeping barrage at Messines?

 

There is one at McMaster Uni which chops of part of north and most of the south, the area I am interested in.

 

The Second Army diary at AWM does not seem to include it and finding units in the British archives is a challenge because it brings up every unit in the Second Army.

 

Thx

Greg 

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Hi Greg,

 

This one?  PM me if required.  Courtesy IWM & WFA:

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Hm, isn't heavy artillery supposed to be firing at fixed targets in the enemy's rear while the field artillery is firing a creeping barrage?

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Yep, looks like a standing barrage to the back of Messines as well as a creeping one. Thanks heaps, fills a gap nicely.

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