Source: IWM photo Q5245.

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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  • European: 1800-present
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  • Destroyed German gun, near Feuchy (Arras sector), May 1917. The preliminary bombardment before the battle of Arras was the first large counter-battery success enjoyed by the BEF. This destroyed gun is part of that success; its concrete gun position did not save it from thorough counter-battery work. The British soon realized that success required thorough planning, many guns, and very large quantities of shells. Source: IWM photo Q5245.