Artillery practice, 'somewhere on the East Coast', May 1939.

Artillery practice, 'somewhere on the East Coast', May 1939.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

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'At first warning of an enemy approach, guns will be ready to defend Britain's coasts'. Men of the Coast Artillery School manning 6-inch guns, in preparation for the Second World War. The shells could reach a target 9,000 yards out to sea. During the practice they fired 60 rounds (20 salvo).

© Manchester Daily Express / Science & Society Picture Library

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