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"a website devoted to Military History, including an on-line database of military engagements and images from wars throughout history."

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Vickers Mark 8 naval gun.Featured image : Vickers Mark 8 naval gun.


The ‘standard’ 4.5 inch/114mm gun fitted in Type 42 Destroyers, Batch 3 of Type 22 Frigates and all Type 23 Frigates. Capable of firing a range of ammunition at up to 25 rounds per minute out to a maximum range of 17 miles.

Gallery updated : 11th Jun 2012


Featured battle : Pozieres Ridge 9, Somme day 30 (30 July 1916)

Strong attacks along the whole of the Fourth Army front led to small gains and heavy losses. Among the losses were the 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers who were cut off and overrun. A section of the German front line was taken.

Database updated : 10th Oct 2013

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