An ammunition column passing through Ypres, 1917
An ammunition column passing through Ypres, 1917. Captain Gilbert Holiday, Royal Field Artillery (1879-1937). Holiday'S Early Life Was Spent In St. John'S Wood And From His Window He Was Able To Watch The Royal Horse Artillery, Which Was His First Contact With Horses. He Was Educated At Westminster And Then Studied At The R.A. Schools. He Worked As An Illustrator At The Graphic, The Tatler And The Illustrated London News. Holiday Served As A Gunner In The Royal Field Artillery On The Western Front During The First World War And He Painted Many Pictures For Army Messes.
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British Howitzer inspected by Maharaja of Patiala, WW1
A British 12 inch Mark III railway Howitzer being inspected by the Maharaja of Patiala (Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, 1891-1938) on the Western Front near Borre in France during the First World War. The Maharaja served on the General Staff in France, Belgium, Italy and Palestine in the First World War as Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel, and was promoted Honorary Major-General in 1918.
20 August 1918
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Naik Shahamad Khan, manning a Vickers-Maxim gun
Photograph of Naik Shahamad Khan, Machine Gunner, manning a Vickers-Maxim . 303 machine gun, 89th Punjabis. Associated with World War One, Mesopotamia (1914-1918). The Vickers-Maxim was the predecessor of the better-known Mark 1 . 303 Vickers Machine Gun, which was introduced in late 1912. Although heavy, it was reliable and was used in many colonial campaigns during the pre-war era. Although many saw service in East Africa, Mesopotamia and the Middle East during the First World War, the Vickers Machine Gun, basically an improved version of the Vickers-Maxim gun, eventually replaced it in most war theatres. Date: 1916
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