It’s easy to take for granted how artillery was used in the First World War. Artillery acquired a target, usually out of direct line of sight and fired. But if the target is out of sight how did they know it was there?
How did they know if the shell had landed in the correct location? So much of the technology we are now familiar with telephones, airplanes and even consistent manufacturing quality at the turn of the twentieth century was still in its infancy. Indeed when it came to artillery even its use came into question, was it to destroy or neutralise the enemy?
In this episode we’ll explore British artillery in World War One.