IRON RATIONS EAGERLY SERVED —FOR THE ENEMY The scene is in the Armentieres sector on December 7,1914, and an lS-pounder is inaction behind a rough and ready camouflage of timber and brushwood. Afresh supply of shells was as welcome to the men serving the guns as it was unwelcome to the enemy, for the shell shortage had by this time begun to be felt. The artillery were then in the unhappy position of not being able to give the hard-pressed infantry all the support they might have done if the supply had been adequate. The lS-pounders needed 50 rounds per gun per day. In February 1915 they received just over five rounds per day. Imperial TFar Museum 257 c.
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