Source: IWM photo Q6990.

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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  • Creeping barrage, near Meteren, 18 August 1918. The 9th (Scottish) Division made a limited attack on 18 August after heavy artillery preparation and under a dense creeping barrage. This photo shows what a dense creeping barrage looked like. The clouds are partly from smoke shell (25 percent of the barrage) and partly from dusty ground. Source: IWM photo Q6990.