Pictures of World War I

Each Worth 1000 Words…

Soldiers Struggling With an 18-pounder

Trench warfare wasn’t the only thing that made it difficult for one side to advance over another.   It’s often said that human mobility so badly lagged behind superior firepower which caused a large share of the casualties and is unique to World War I.   Frank Hurley’s (1885-1962) photograph illustrates just this point.  Here the soldiers are trying to move an Ordnance QF 18 pounder (field gun) through mud and dirt terrain to a new captured ground.

 

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