This illustration by Fortunino Matania first appeared in a British newspaper called The Sphere in May 1917.
The soldiers in the picture look as if they have been working hard to move this gun. Can you imagine what it would have been like to drag this through No Man's Land - the stretch of land between the two opposing sides?
Things to think about...
- Why might the British have needed to capture a German gun? Do you think it might be for strategic and tactical reasons or something else?
Students can find out more about the artist, Fortunino Matania,
with this resource from the Illustrated London News' archive.
Show Me features some artefacts relating to the First World War, such as a good luck charm which might be helpful in stimulating a discussion.
- This illustration first appeared in The Sphere, a British newspaper, it shows British soldiers dragging a captured German Field Gun into a new position in order to use it against the enemy. The ground at the front was very muddy and difficult to move over.
- This illustration by Fortunino Matania first appeared in a British newspaper called The Sphere in May 1917.