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 2.75in. 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 4.5in. howitzers of the Royal Field Artillery batteries.
About the Author
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. Previously he has worked as an armourer and technical advisor for film and television, with credits including 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin'.
Table of Contents
Introduction · Modernisation and expansion · Organisation · The guns · Miscellanous weapons · Colour schemes · Bibliography · Colour plate commentary · Index