British soldiers "plum pudding" mortars in the Battle of the Somme in France during World War I
France Date:1916 Duration:1 min 47 sec Sound:NO SOUND
British troops in World War 1 Battle of the Somme, are seen at a huge stockpile of mortar shells called "Plum Puddings" that are most effective in smashing German barbed wire entanglements. Soldiers carrying them from the pile as quartermasters make a count of them. British Troops, in a well protected dugout, loading a 2 inch trench mortar with attached periscope post and "Plum Pudding" shell atop. They afix the fuse and crawl into the dugout, away from the mortar and fire it remotely with a cord. They repeat the process.
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