Wow! Very different to other artillery vids I’ve seen. I’ve never heard the high-pitched “pyeow” of shrapnel zooming around as in this one.
Did my time in 11(A) Battery. The kill radius of a 105mm battery was about 150 meters so in NZ we were not permitted to adjust fire closer to anyone than about 600m.
I was lucky to have a boss who served in Vietnam & he bent the rules. Rather than adjust the fire towards us, he dropped the rounds in the same place & we adjusted our position towards the fire. i.e he would drop some rounds, then we would walk forward 50m hit the deck & drop some more etc.
ended up with live shrapnel wizzing over our heads, but felt safe cos he taught us the logic of it all.
anyway, I still have a shrapnel collection at home.
And this is what its like to be on the receiving end,
Rubbish. Take it from a man in the trenches, if you REALLY want to hear what a barrage sounds like.
Erm, I think you will find it is boom boom boom boom, boom boom.
Erm (what does that mean??), I think you will find it is boom boom (sound made usually by a drum after a joke). Blackadder, the war is a joke….