TALK - The weapons of war

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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Tel: 0113 220 1888

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