Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Mortier de 370mm Filloux
I found over this postcard on WorldWarOne Facebook page. It is a postcard that is also published in "Les Canons de la Victoire 1914-1918 , Tome 2 L'Artillerie Lourde a Grande Puissance" by General Guy Francois.
The General details the loading system for the mortar. A truck on rails facilitates the loading of a shell, using the crane. Each shell weighs 520kgs. The photo also shows that almost every man has a different combination of uniform, horizon bleu, dark blue and fatigues, kepis, berets, helmets, bonnets de police and one man in a flat cap.
The postcard was posted at Foucaucourt on 8th September 1916.