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A Royal Artillery gun on a French road

An 18-pounder gun team of the Royal Field Artillery turns back onto a road to avoid enemy fire, somewhere near Faverolles, 29 May 1918. It was clearly a hot, dusty day and the gunners were keen to make a retreat.

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Book tells tale of World War I Hull gunners in Africa

A new book tells the tale of a unit of the Hull Pals who served as artillerymen in Africa during World War I, reports the Hull Daily Mail. Rupert Drake, whose grandfather Jack was one of those soldiers, has written a … Continue reading

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World War I artillery guns found on Salisbury Plain

Historians searching for the wreckage of a World War II German aircraft have discovered the remains of two World War I 15-pounder field guns. The guns were probably used as targets during World War II training exercises. The Daily Mail … Continue reading

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Two World War I brothers commemorated in East London

Tucked away at the back of churchyard in east London is this gravestone that tells the sad story of how a widowed mother lost two of her sons in World War I. Edmund John Thorogood was a gunner in the … Continue reading

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