Photograph of 'Spitfire' gun
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|Author||Pearson, Leonard Thomas|
|Title||Photograph of 'Spitfire' gun|
|Notes||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.
|Item Date||1914 - 1918|
|Item medium||Photographic paper|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Stuart Lee|
|Contributed on the behalf of||P Vainker|