Royal Marine Artillery operating a 15-inch ("Grandmother") howitzer, during the Battle of the somme, in World War 1.
France Date:1916 Duration:2 min 45 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Royal Marine Artillerymen load and fire a 15-inch ("Grandmother") howitzer, during the Battle of the somme, in World War 1. Shells weighting 1400 pounds each are lined up. A Marine next to a shell on which is written 'to Willie with compliments. ' Shells lifted up with the help of a crane. British Marines adjust and fire the 15 inch Howitzer. Explosions occur across barbed wires. Howitzer fired and smoke rises.
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