The development of British artillery on the Western Front

A Royal Field Artillery 18-pounder battery, Western Front, c1914
Andrew Breer will discuss the development of British artillery in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Dr Breer will discuss the changes in artillery design and technology from the turn of the 19th century to the end of the First World War.

He will explore why the British Army came into battle with the ordnance it did. He will also highlight how the manufacturing base in the UK both allowed, and limited, the designs eventually fielded in battle.

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