6th Battalion, Royal Berks
1st July 1916
 
 

Gallery - British Artillery on the Somme

Mark V 8 inch howitzers in action on the Somme, 1916. During the preliminary bombardment leading up to 1st July the British artillery fired more shells at the 16 mile length of trenches to be assualted than on the entire Western Front over the preceding 12 months.

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