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by Brian Delf,Dale Clarke

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ISBN:
1841767883
Author:
Brian Delf,Dale Clarke
Category:
Military
Language:
English
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing; 1st Printing edition (August 10, 2005)
Pages:
48 pages
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In 1914 the artillery of Britain's 'Field Army' encompassed those weapons judged to have sufficient mobility to keep up with troops in the field.

In 1914 the artillery of Britain's 'Field Army' encompassed those weapons judged to have sufficient mobility to keep up with troops in the field. This book describes all major variants, from the 60-pdr guns of the heavy field batteries, perched somewhat uncomfortably on the cusp between field artillery and siege artillery, to the . 5in. guns of the mountain batteries, almost toy-like in comparison. Between these two extremes lay the bulk of the artillery of the Field Army: the 13-pdr guns of the Royal Horse Artillery, and the 18-pdr guns and . in.

Dale Clarke has just completed a War in History MA at the Institute for the Study of War and Society at De Montfort University and is about to start a PhD on Early Modern English fortifications.

Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Dale Clarke has just completed a War in History MA at the Institute for the Study of War and Society at De Montfort University and is about to start a PhD on Early Modern English fortifications. He also works as a TA staff officer on attachment to the Directorate of Corporate Communications (Army) at the MOD.

British Artillery 1914–19: Field Army Artillery (New Vanguard Book 94). Dale Clarke. 42cm 'Big Bertha' and German Siege Artillery of World War I (New Vanguard Book 205). World War I Battlefield Artillery Tactics (Elite Book 199).

British Artillery 1914–19. has been added to your Cart. British graduate student Dale Clarke has produced a nice summary of British artillery in the First World War in Osprey's New Vanguard one can only hope that Osprey will follow-up with other volumes on French and German artillery of that period. In accordance with the New Vanguard format, Clarke's 48-page summary focuses on the guns themselves, rather than doctrine, tactics or artillery organization.

British Artillery 1914–19 - Dale Clarke. To the British artilleryman of 1914, ‘heavy artillery’ described the . -in. and 60-pdr guns attached to the Field Army. Weighing several tons and drawn by teams of eight carthorses, they could only move at a walking pace, just sufficient to keep up with the Field Army in the era before mechanisation. Heavy artillery and siege artillery.

Dale Clarke, Brian Delf. World War I is often deemed to have been ‘a war of artillery’, and British heavy artillery played a vital part in destroying the German trenches and providing invaluable cover for advancing troops on the Western Front. This book details the huge guns of the Royal Garrison Artillery, including the 6-in. siege gun and howitzer, the 8-in. railway and siege howitzer and the infamous . -in breech-loading siege howitzer.

British Artillery 1914?19: Heavy Artillery (New Vanguard). Published by Osprey Publishing (2005). ISBN 10: 1841767883 ISBN 13: 9781841767888. World War I is often deemed to have been 'a war of artillery'; British heavy artillery played a vital part in destroying the German trenches and providing invaluable cover for advancing troops on the Western Front.

British Artillery 1914-19: Heavy Artillery - New Vanguard N. 05 (Paperback). Dale Clarke (author), Brian Delf (illustrator). Camouflage and enemy battery locations and transport are covered, as well as how the guns were developed, how they were manned and how tactics were used.

This book details the huge guns of the Royal Garrison Artillery, including the 6-in . Brian Delf began his career working in a London art studio producing artwork for advertising and commercial publications. Camouflage and enemy battery locations and transport are covered, as well as tactics used and how the guns were developed and manned.

World War I is often deemed to have been 'a war of artillery', and British heavy artillery played a vital part in destroying the German trenches and providing invaluable cover for advancing troops on the Western Front. This book details the huge guns of the Royal Garrison Artillery, including the 6-in. siege gun and howitzer, the 8-in. howitzer, the 12-in. railway and siege howitzer and the infamous 9.2-in breech-loading siege howitzer. Camouflage and enemy battery locations and transport are covered, as well as tactics used and how the guns were developed and manned.
  • Androlhala
There are two of the Osprey New Vanguard series that deal with British artillery of the First World War. The first one details the armaments of the field army. That meaning artillery considered mobile enough to keep up with the army (ie infantry walking pace etc). The other part of the British artillery of WW1 is the heavy stuff – siege guns and mortars right up to and including the massive railway guns. And as an aside it should be noted that railways guns of WW1 is not a title thus far in the New Vanguard series at the time of writing though railway guns of WW2 is about to be released as I speak.

Regardless of all that, this work is therefore best purchased along with the field army book to give a complete picture. As per all of the New Vanguard series you get a concise introduction, colour illustrations and photographs. The brevity of the work means you are most decidedly not getting a history of the artillery arm of the British army in the war. Merely you are getting a condensed discussion of their weapons.

This means the book is most useful for people who love their ‘specifications’. Or who want a reference work with little to no fat. As per the volume on field artillery each weapon entry has a table of such specifications which should satisfy the ‘anoraks’ while modellers will appreciate the photographs and especially the cutaway drawings and colour illustrations.

For what it is this is a four star book. You could argue for more detail, for some sort of discussion of the weapons in action or for the idea of a book largely made up of photographs (which would have the modeller mainly in mind) but as a primer for any interested parties this book, written by Dale Clark and illustrated by Brian Delf is a pretty good book on a pretty dry subject.
  • Marinara
Heavy Artillery covers the pre-war modernization and organization of the British siege guns, balanced against the reality of war time deployment in a landscape decidedly ill-suited to moving and emplacing such massive equipment. Attention is given to the practical problems of logistics with limited mechanization and long range fire control from hidden batteries in the days before practical radios.

Short individual sections detail the base gun models, including railway mountings, and the modifications to improve range, mobility, and terminal effect.

The excellent color plates give a close-up look at several guns and mountings with a two page spread on the 9.2 inch howitzer, and one can barely imagine the smoke and noise of firing these massive artillery pieces under the constant threat of German counter battery shells.

Both this volume, British Artillery 1914-19: Heavy Artillery, and British Artillery 1914-19: Field Army Artillery make excellent companions to Allied Artillery of World War 1, 1-86126-712-6
  • Ydely
Really detailed account of the British artillery used in World War I. There are plenty of photos to accompany the text. There are more detailed books available describing the heavy and super-heavy artillery used by the British army, but you can't expect everything in a limited page book.
  • Tenius
A very nice little book that is a useful reference. I find this useful when reading other books on the Western Front, the Somme or Flanders. You read about the "heavies" and now you can put a picture to the discription.
  • IWAS
Great subject
  • Beardana
very informative book,liked it a lot.