John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 121

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In Germany the converted field gun is a weak gun with

a curved trajectory giving a comparatively small danger

zone, accordingly the Germans use a small bullet (45 to

the lb) in order to get as many as possible into the shell

and increase the hits, while they endeavour to compensate

for the small depth of ground covered, by firing at two

or more elevations instead of one thus a German

Battery having found the range as 3500 meters fires

alternately at 3450, 3500, and 3550.


Our own field guns gives a velocity and angle of descent

immediate between those obtained with the French and

German guns, and accordingly we use a bullet of (42

to the lb), intermediate between the two.

It is the business of the Battery Officer to suit his

procedure to the pecularities [sic] of his gun, so as to

produce the best effect, having found his range and

fuze, he must adjust the length of fuze to suit the

gun, ammunition and target

Theoretically the best distance from the target at which

to burst the shrapnel is that which affords one bullet,

neither more or less for each man of the enemy. This distance

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In Germany the converted field gun is a weak gun with

a curved trajectory giving a comparatively small danger

zone, accordingly the Germans use a small bullet (45 to

the lb) in order to get as many as possible into the shell

and increase the hits, while they endeavour to compensate

for the small depth of ground covered, by firing at two

or more elevations instead of one thus a German

Battery having found the range as 3500 meters fires

alternately at 3450, 3500, and 3550.


Our own field guns gives a velocity and angle of descent

immediate between those obtained with the French and

German guns, and accordingly we use a bullet of (42

to the lb), intermediate between the two.

It is the business of the Battery Officer to suit his

procedure to the pecularities [sic] of his gun, so as to

produce the best effect, having found his range and

fuze, he must adjust the length of fuze to suit the

gun, ammunition and target

Theoretically the best distance from the target at which

to burst the shrapnel is that which affords one bullet,

neither more or less for each man of the enemy. This distance


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  • March 29, 2017 23:09:14 Cheryl Ellsworth

    In Germany the converted field gun is a weak gun with

    a curved trajectory giving a comparatively small danger

    zone, accordingly the Germans use a small bullet (45 to

    the lb) in order to get as many as possible into the shell

    and increase the hits, while they endeavour to compensate

    for the small depth of ground covered, by firing at two

    or more elevations instead of one thus a German

    Battery having found the range as 3500 meters fires

    alternately at 3450, 3500, and 3550.


    Our own field guns gives a velocity and angle of descent

    immediate between those obtained with the French and

    German guns, and accordingly we use a bullet of (42

    to the lb), intermediate between the two.

    It is the business of the Battery Officer to suit his

    procedure to the pecularities [sic] of his gun, so as to

    produce the best effect, having found his range and

    fuze, he must adjust the length of fuze to suit the

    gun, ammunition and target

    Theoretically the best distance from the target at which

    to burst the shrapnel is that which affords one bullet,

    neither more or less for each man of the enemy. This distance

  • March 29, 2017 15:31:53 Cheryl Ellsworth

    In Germany the converted field gun is a weak gun with

    a curved trajectory giving a comparatively small danger

    zone, accordingly the Germans use a small bullet (45 to

    the lb) in order to get as many as possible into the shell

    and increase the hits, while they endeavour to compensate

    for the small depth of ground covered, by firing at two

    or more elevations instead of one thus a German

    Battery having found the range as 3500 meters fires

    alternately at 3450, 3500, and 3550.


    Our own field guns gives a velocity and angle of descent

    immediate between those obtained with the French and

    German guns, and accordingly we use a bullet of (42

    to the lb), intermediate between the two.

    It is the business of the Battery Officer to suit his

    procedure to the pecularities [sic] of his gun, so as to

    produce the best effect, having found his range and

    fuze, he must adjust the length of fuze to suit the

    gun, ammunition and target

    Theoretically the best distance from the target at which

    to burst the shrapnel is that which affords one bullet,

    neither more or less for each man of the enemy. This distance


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    Mrs Jean Hanby
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