University of Oxford
Browse
fe2ee65e010e296b9cc415a58cd75251bfdafbb8.jpg (28.09 kB)

53841: Photograph of 'Spitfire' gun

Download (28.09 kB)
online resource
posted on 2024-02-23, 14:16 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

A 9.2" Howitzer, named 'Spitfire' in paint on the recoil mechanism. Note the box to right: filled with 9 tons of earth, it prevented the gun from jumping when fired.

Part of the photograph and scrap album of Revd. Leonard Thomas Pearson, Army Chaplain's Department (attached No. 44 Casualty Clearing Station), discovered in a skip and deposited with the Bodlian Library. Revd. Pearson was interviewed by Lyn Macdonald for her book 'The Roses of No Man's Land', which contains two extracts and a photograph.

History

Identifier

4087.jpg| GWA_2475_ricespitfire.jpg|

Creator

Pearson, Leonard Thomas

Date

1914 - 1918

Date Created

01/08/1914

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1918

Source

Photograph

Medium

Photographic paper

Type

Photograph

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Stuart Lee | P Vainker

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

Usage metrics

    Great War Archive

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC