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#41 BillB

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 0926 AM

gas blinded Belgian 55th division troops 1916

 

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Belgian? I think they are Brits from the uniforms, headgear and epaulette titles.  :)

 

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 1003 AM

SMS Seydlitz after Jutland.

 

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#43 MiloMorai

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 1635 PM

OK a little before. Russian flagship TSAREVITCH passing HMS VICTORY, ca. 1915

 

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 0021 AM

 

gas blinded Belgian 55th division troops 1916

 

 

Belgian? I think they are Brits from the uniforms, headgear and epaulette titles.  :)

 

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Thanks for the correction BillB. 

 

 

Aerial view of a German gas attack. 

 

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#45 MiloMorai

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 1639 PM

Soldiers struggle to pull a huge piece of artillery through mud. The gun has been placed on a track created for a light railway. The soldiers are pushing a device, attached to the gun, that possibly slots into the tracks. Some of the men are in a ditch that runs alongside the track, the rest are on the track itself. A makeshift caterpillar tread has been fitted to the wheels of the gun, in an attempt to aid its movement through the mud. (National Library of Scotland)
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Posted 14 October 2014 - 1753 PM

A pair of Austro-Hungarian pneumatic mortars in position (8 cm  M.15 Luftminenwerfer System Rocka Halasz)

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 1948 PM

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 1951 PM

Experimental armor for trench raids 

 

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 0135 AM

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 0942 AM

 

Are those really dog drawn machine guns in the picture above?

Yup, and why not (at least for transport)? Dogs were used for carrying similar loads (like milk cans etc.) quite alot in that time frame.

 

PS: that was 5% of our total strength in machineguns in August 1914 you can see parading there...

 

 

I have a pictorial history of WW1 (published around 1930) which has this picture with the following caption:

 

"Dogs were widely used as beasts of burden in Belgium, and the Belgian army made good use of this form of transport. The machine-guns of this battalion retreating in excellent order from Antwerp are mounted on pneumatic-tired wheels and are an easy load for a couple of dogs yoked together."


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 1005 AM

 

Soldiers struggle to pull a huge piece of artillery through mud. The gun has been placed on a track created for a light railway. The soldiers are pushing a device, attached to the gun, that possibly slots into the tracks. Some of the men are in a ditch that runs alongside the track, the rest are on the track itself. A makeshift caterpillar tread has been fitted to the wheels of the gun, in an attempt to aid its movement through the mud. (National Library of Scotland)
- See more at: http://coolgallery.p...h.Sj1TWKXe.dpuf

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The caption I have for this one reads:

 

"Shortage of transport animals and the often impassable state of the country for motor vehicles frequently compelled the artillerymen to become their own beasts of burden. Even the rough track of this Decauville railway does little to lighten their labour."

 

COMMENT: ref the bold statement, I would have thought that this is the limber with which a gun of this type would be equipped.


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#52 Colin

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 1021 AM

Guns like this did not normally have a ammunition limber but might have a light limber attached to the trails to aid in spreading the weight and supporting the trails.


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 1253 PM

 

gas blinded Belgian 55th division troops 1916

 

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Belgian? I think they are Brits from the uniforms, headgear and epaulette titles.  :)

 

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If it helps, the caption I have for this picture is

 

"TEAR-GAS TOLL

 

Though less permanently damaging than toxic mixtures of chlorine and phosgene, lacrymatory gas often disabled men for months at a time. Here at a dressing station at Béthune are men temporarily blinded by the gas during the German Lys offensive."


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 1838 PM

According to a 1925 field artillery journal article dogs can carry 30-80lb or draw 75-100lb on a toboggan or 150-200lb on a sledge.  They can cover 15-20 miles per day as a pack animal and 20-30 as a draft animal.    For reference as horse is listed as carrying about 250to 275lb or draw a 1500lb wagon.  So a horse is worth about 5 dogs.


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 1954 PM

Further digging has the photo I posted as:  6inch howitzer, Pozieres, September 1916


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 2110 PM

I am pretty sure it is 8" Mk VI/VII/VIII:

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 0600 AM

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 1405 PM

Rows of 6" howitzer shells line a warehouse at the National Filling Factory, Chilwell, Nottingham.

 

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 1530 PM

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 0347 AM

Russian troops assembled in front of the World's first strategic bomber (Ilya Muromets).

 

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