BRITISH ARTILLERY IN WORLD WAR 2
The field artillery organisation, tactics, gunnery methods and regiments of the Royal Artillery and the artilleries of British Commonwealth
Welcome to this site
The information here is for those with an interest in 20th century artillery.
You might be:
A war gamer seeking fidelity
A military historian trying to escape the limits of the direct fire horizon
A modern Gunner interested in some background to the business
A student with a history project
Someone with an interest
A veteran going to tell me where I'm wrong
You're all welcome.
This site comprises many pages about the field artillery branch of the Royal Artillery. It provides comprehensive and reliable information about:
The World War 2 information consists of a main account the Royal Artillery's Methods in World War 2 and many other pages covering many areas of detail. Alternatively you could start at the list of Main Features of British artillery in this period and follow the links. The information is authoritative and is mostly taken from official documents and publications and some other reputable sources. It also applies to the artilleries of Commonwealth countries.
The Fire Control information divides the 20th Century into six eras, with a page for each and five pages covering specialist subjects. The World War 2 era and the specialist subjects all provide more detailed information about British methods in World War 2. Most of the information applies to the artilleries of Commonwealth countries, at least until the 1960's. These pages are also the product of extensive research in official documents and publications and a few other reliable sources.
Pieces covering topics outside the scope of World War 2 or Fire Control, although some cover several decades including World War 2.
The Royal Artillery included anti-tank artillery for a decade including World War 2. Howevver, anti-aircraft, coast defence and maritime artillery are not covered. The only people mentioned are a small number of distinguished artillery officers.
To fully explore this site, which has around 75 pages, it's best to enter through the Directory page, which will enable you to navigate around the site. It lists the key pages and summarises their content and provides Search and hints on how to use it.
Please note that this site uses the artillery terminology of the period, which sometimes differs from modern usage. Equivalent modern terms are given in the Glossary where appropriate.
This site keeps getting updated so you'll need to revisit. Don't forget to bookmark.
This site was first launched in February 2001, with additions and revisions throughout 2001 - 2014.
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