Mounting a 210mm mortar in the upper Raccolana valley

Photograph

Description

English

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.

Italian

Postazione con mortaio di grande dimensione, apprezzato soprattutto per la potenza di fuoco e la precisione, meno per la gittata. Questo cannone fu ampiamente utilizzato durante tutta la Grande Guerra; ne furono perduti molti pezzi durante la ritirata da Caporetto. Facevano parte dei grandi album "La Guerra" nei quali venivano documentati più "gloriosi" ricordi della guerra, come paesaggi, scene, armi, ecc.

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