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Second World War Artillery

Nicholas Hall
24th February 2021 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Second World War: artillery finds new roles

In this talk Nicholas Hall, Royal Armouries Curator Emeritus, will look at how artillery came to face new challenges from those of the First World War, when guns truly dominated the battlefield. Motorised transport, tanks and aircraft all presented designers and gunners with fresh problems.

Although technological advances had continued, if slowly, between the two world wars, new threats had to be addressed under the pressures of limited time and resources.

The talk will be illustrated largely using examples from the Royal Armouries collection, for example, the 25-pounder ‘Sexton’ Self-propelled gun.

Tickets cost £5 and include light refreshments.

Forthcoming Fort Talks

17 Mar – Gunpowder technology – Geoff Smith


From 18 March 2020 our museums in Leeds and at Fort Nelson will be closed to visitors until further notice.