with 'up to forty shells per minute raining down in places'.
In the week before the attack, 2,230 guns and howitzers bombarded the German trenches, cut wire, destroyed strongpoints and conducted counter-battery fire against 630 German artillery pieces, using 3,561,530 shells. .
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Between 1914 and 1918, an estimated 1. Tank guns - 212. holding 375 balls - weighing 11 ounces - per 18-pounder shell) had served the British well in the Boer War, and it was assumed that it would be the ordnance of choice for future wars.
In the UK, it brought down the Prime Minister.
. 45 billion shells were fired by the opposing armies, the majority along a relatively small area of the Western Front. .
. 4 shell per day per barrel, and a 120-mm only 2.
Meyer's WW1 book A World Undone and how bad history happens.
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Heavy artillery included the French 75mm gun and Germany’s devastating 420mm howitzer, which was nicknamed “Big Bertha. This led to an epidemic of burst barrels which afflicted 75 mm artillery during 1915. . . 303 inch ammo in stock that 60% of all British ammunition production was for the Russians. .
Regimental artillery guns were closer to the average (75-mm infantry guns 7 shells per barrel, 150-mm Infantry - 8. .
Delivered by complex systems to the point of impact, artillery.
As forces advanced, they outstripped their artillery - and it was challenging and sometimes impossible to move enough artillery and shells quickly enough over the destroyed landscape to maintain an offensive.