Source: H. A. Bethell, Modern Artillery in the Field.

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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  • The 60-pounder gun was added to the British artillery because of experience from the Boer War. Heavy guns had proven adequately mobile and useful for sniping at long distances. Both of these factors would prove to be true in World War I, but many more uses would be discovered for the 60-pounders. Source: H. A. Bethell, Modern Artillery in the Field.