ARMY LIFE

Royal Garrison Artillery

1900 al 016a

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PART II. TRAINING IN THE VARIOUS BRANCHES OF THE SERVICE

Royal Garrison Artillery

The modern style of breach-loading artillery, as exemplified by a disappearing gun (6-inch).

This Gun, after being loaded behind the embrasure, where the men are protected from the enemy's fire, is raised by hydraulic pressure, and fired electrically. The recoil of the Gun sends it down immediately it is fired, rendering it difficult for an enemy to locate its position.

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PAU 1900-AL


ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY

Firing a 9-in. Muzzle Loader

The old style of heavy artillery is exemplified in this scene which includes some of the largest guns used in coast defence at Shoeburyness. The charge is brought out in canisters and rammed down the muzzle of the gun by several men. The gun is then lowered down an incline and fired, when the recoil raises it back. Additional interest is lent to the picture by a discharge of smoke from the vent of one of the guns.

Firing a 6-in. Disappearing Gun

These guns arc raised by hydraulic pressure from their concealed position into that for firing, and Iowered again into concealment by the force of the discharge. The gun's crew are seen loading up at the breach of the gun, firing electrically, and removing the spent cartridge. A large volume of smoke is caused by the explosion. The whole picture is extremely successful and a very animated one.

PAU 1903-06

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1 Paul  
2 Robert W. Paul

3 ≤ 18/09/1900 100 ft + 100 ft
4 Grande-Bretagne  

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