British gun going to its position, Battle of Flanders, Ypres, Belgium, 1914
British gun going to its position, Ypres, Belgium. This shows a heavy artillery gun being transported along a road towards the Front. The gun, strapped to an eight-wheeled carriage, is being hauled by a tractor with massive tracked back wheels.
Heavy artillery guns were difficult and slow to move, so they needed to be manoeuvred into position well before a new offensive.
[Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. THE BATTLE OF FLANDERS. A big British gun going to its position.']