Photograph of 'Spitfire' gun

Pearson Leonard Thomas
A 9.2" Howitzer, named 'Spitfire' in paint on the recoil mechanism. Note the box to right: filled with 9 tons of earth, it prevented the gun from jumping when fired. Part of the photograph and scrap album of Revd. Leonard Thomas Pearson, Army Chaplain's Department (attached No. 44 Casualty Clearing Station), discovered in a skip and deposited with the Bodlian Library. Revd. Pearson was interviewed by Lyn Macdonald for her book 'The Roses of No...