A fascinating and rare personal account of the deployment of heavy naval guns in the early days of the western front in the Great War. To make up for their deficiency in heavy artillery, the BEF and the Royal Navy co-operating in bringing naval guns ashore – some on the armoured train ‘Jellicoe’. The guns were principally used in the early defence of the Ypres Salient in the First battle of Ypres; and were later employed in the battles of the Yser and Neuve Chapelle. The pseudonymous author was clearly closely involved in these exciting operations, and gives a full and entertaining account of an aspect of the much-covered war on the western front that is often overlooked.
NAVAL GUNS IN FLANDERS 1914-1915
Naval guns in action on the werstern front in the early days of the Great War. An interesting, well-illustrated personal account of a neglected corner of the Great War.