TALK - The weapons of war
- Starts at: 2:00pm Saturday 18 October 2014
- Finishes at: 3:00pm Saturday 18 October 2014
- Suitable for: Everyone
- Event type: Talk
2:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014 - 3:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014 at Leeds in the Bury Theatre
The guns and howitzers of the artillery
Saturday 18 October
2pm – 3pm
Philip Magrath – Curator of Artillery, Royal Armouries
The Germans’ Schlieffen Plan depended upon artillery, yet it was artillery that held up their advance on Paris during the first month of the war.
Once trench warfare was established, no infantry involvement by any of the aggressors could be successful without organised artillery bombardment before, during and after the attack.
Here we examine the performance of the best of the field guns and howitzers used and assess the lessons learned for the artillery of the future.
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