BIRTH OF A GUN: THE PRODUCTION OF A 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN, 1942
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A view of workers, including Seth Smith (foreground) drilling the 'trails' of the 25 pounder gun before they are rivetted. The 'trail' is the bed of the foundation on which the gun itself stands. The trail must be very strong and securely rivetted as any weak spots could lead to disaster on the battlefield.