...Canadian Regiment of Artillery, from Bookworld
The book is then divided into another 13 chapters. These cover multiple weapons under the titles or The Smoothbore Era: The Armstrong Rifled Breech-loading Guns: Stepping Back to Muzzleloading, 1872-1895:Breech-loading Returns, 1895-1905: The Early Twentieth Century, 1905-1920: Mechanisation: The Second World War, 1939-1945: The Cold War, 1945-1990: The Modern Era, 1990 and Beyond: Twentieth Century Coast Defence: Engaging the Tank: Anti-Aircraft Guns: and finally, The Future.
Each chapter tackles in detail a different set of weapons. They were manufactured by a number of nations, including Britain, America and France. It gives details of the weapon itself, the number of crew, and how it was used in service. Some had short careers, others somewhat longer. Rockets appeared in WW2 in the form of the Projector, Rocket, 3-in, No.8 Mk 1 - The Land Mattress and on into the Cold War period with the US built Honest John.
The book is heavily illustrated throughout, with archive photos, pictures of museum exhibits along with diagrams of various technical elements on particular equipment. Many of the weapons were used by both the British and American armies, so the information on things like the WW1 artillery and mortars, and others like the Priest and Sexton, the 25 pounder and the post-war M109 will be of interest to many, as well as those with a particular interest in the Canadian history of the regiment.
Thanks to Justin at Bookworld for our review copy.
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...Canadian Regiment of Artillery, from Bookworld By Robin Buckland
by Robin Buckland
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