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Artillery in action, 1916
(The Battle of the Somme, courtesy of the Imperial War Museum)
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Imperial War Museum film; ‘Battle of the Somme’, 1916
Running time: 1min 13secs  

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  • Is this source useful in researching the power of artillery in the Great War?
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