Mounting a 210mm mortar in the upper Raccolana valley

Description

This photograph shows the position of a large mortar (indirect fire weapon that launches projectile bombs). These Italian mortars were especially appreciated for their firepower and accuracy, less for range: they were used extensively throughout the First World War. Many of these weapons were lost during the retreat from Caporetto in 1917.

Full title:
Mounting a 210mm mortar in the upper Raccolana valley
Published:
1918
Format:
Photograph
Held by:
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze