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theangrylurker Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2012 6:34 p.m. PST
Royal Marine10 Oct 2013 10:35 a.m. PST

One year on …. Still good

monk2002uk10 Oct 2013 11:48 p.m. PST

Just a minor point – the BEF did not use aerial artillery observers until the Battle of the Aisne, later in 1914. The British artillery played a lesser role at Mons. Field artillery struggled to find decent cover and observation posts in the relatively hilly terrain, with its large number of slag heaps. The canal proved equally difficult to defend with artillery. German accounts rarely mention British artillery fire.

I am not aware that any of the heavy artillery batteries were involved at Mons. The 60 pdrs did come into action at Le Cateau though. German aerial observers spotted them but despite the signalling (which is described as either a cloud of small reflective metal strips [similar to "window" in WW2] or flares dropped over the batteries) the German counter-battery fire proved ineffective as the British batteries were in defilade.

Robert

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