Source: IWM photo Q58419.

From "The infantry cannot do with a gun less": the place of the artillery in the British Expeditionary Force, 1914-1918 by Sanders Marble

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  • Abandoned German howitzers. This is an effect of one kind of counter-battery fire: the German guns have been abandoned because British shelling crippled the horses, and left the guns unable to move. There appear to be no human casualties suffered, which suggests low German morale—the surviving gunners may have ridden off on the uninjured horses. Source: IWM photo Q58419.