STK-ID 28144

Artillery firing: CU of English soldiers loading captured German 15cm M1913 howitzer. Side MLSs of men firing gun as other soldiers stand by, shells and machine gun in foreground. Brief shots of gun crew loading and firing 26CWT howitzer. LS of crew firing field piece, blasted trees in the distant background, two captured German guns in lower foreground (same as NFB1910-FG-14-82). Shot of crew firing 5" 60 pounder heavy gun. HAS of barrel of 4.7" field gun firing from under framework of camouflage canopy. HALS and profile MLS of 9.2" howitzer after firing. Shot of men uncovering other 9.2" gun in preparation for firing (same as NFB1910-FG-14-82). Sequence on men firing gun, reloading (same as NFB1910-DN-14-90), other guns visible firing in background. Shot of no man's land, shells bursting. Shot of magazine in dugout, soldiers fetching heavy shells with small two-wheeler barrows. Rear CU of breech of 9.2" howitzer, shell being put in, powder charge added, breech closed and gun fired, soldiers setting fuses on shells prior to load shells. MLS of 6" 30CWT field gun in a fortified sand bagged bunker just after it has been fired, men loading, firing. Shot of men loading 6" 26CWT howitzer equipped with wheel pads. CU of breech of gun as hand opens it, closes it, adjusts firing mechanism and attaches lanyard. Murky MS of men firing 26CWT howitzer. Front oblique view of gun being fired from underneath camouflaged shelter. Similar shot from opposite angle. MS of men loading 6" mark 7 field gun, reloading. Rear MSs of same gun being fired, recoiling heavily on its chocks. Silhouette rear MSs of what looks like German 21cm howitzer being fired by British crew (same as NFB1910-DN-14-90), officer shouting order to gun crew through megaphone.


Excerpt from
World War One
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, HDCAM SR
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w, 35mm fine grain comp b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486, 1920 x 1080