The Guns.thank Gawd, The Guns.
A painting of a 6-inch Howitzer in action during World War I (1914 - 1918). Howitzers are artillery pieces that are able to fire at elevations greater than 45-degrees. This means that they can lob a projectile over a hill and still hit an enemy on the other side. This particular howitzer delivered a 100 pound shell.
The title of this painting is taken from a line in the poem by Rudyard Kipling - Ubique -
Traditionally, British and Canadian Army units are awarded battle colours on which they list their most famous battles. But the Artillery does not have battle colours - they have been awarded a single battle honour - Ubique - which is latin for "everywhere". - and their guns are their colours.
August 15th, 2020
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