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Breaking the Hindenburg Line: British Field Artillerymen Turning Captured German Guns on the Enemy

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USING CAPTURED GUNS TO THICKEN THE BRITISH BARRAGE: A BRIGADE OF FIELD ARTILLERY AT WORK NEAR GOUDEAUCOURT DURING THE ADAVNCE TOWRDS CAMBRAI

Captured German guns were turned against their former owners in the advance towards Cambrai, during which the Hindenburg Line was broken near Treacault, between Gouseaucourt and Marcoing. The capture of the two last-named villages was announced in a British communique as September 2nd. Our drawing shows, in the left fore ground, a German 77-nam. field gun being hauled out of its position by British soldiers, while in the centre another German 77- (already tumd and) s being ah by British gunners to strengthen the barrage. The gound is littered with memy bemets, rises, shell, shsfl-basd ts. and d bridlaa a iptin, as wel as dind Genmes

and hrses. O the arhs t is a British solier carrying a Li gu, and just beyond him is a battery of British IS-pounders. Beyond that, again, is Havincourt Wood, with German shblls h iing. In the cee backgrmud, fither, is anther British Spmder batter in action, just eyond a small shrine standin in a clump of trees. A third St-pmder battery an s i en in the right bau red, with the trha ps of Geumencourt Weed appearing over the ridge, and a Tank on the extreme right In the mddle ditame e the right e the bmt ol the reed to Treea, with a sectie. at a IS-pemder beLttery mewing forward.-fwbn opriums i+ a Ued Sas ad cd)

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Issue 4146. - Vol CLIII

Oct, 05 1918

Illustrated London News