Royal Horse Artillery
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Bringing up the ammunition, Flanders, Autumn 1917
Bringing up the ammunition, Flanders, Autumn 1917 Australian soldiers with teams of six horses pulling linked half limbers loaded with boxes of machine gun ammunition. The horses are struggling through the mud as they cross a small river. by H Septimus Power
First Australian artillery going into the 3rd Battle of Ypres
First Australian artillery going into the 3rd Battle of Ypres - shows a team of six horses, three mounted and three led, struggling through thick mud pulling a heavy 18 pounder gun on the limber. Six other soldiers on foot are helping to haul the gun. Septimus Power has captured the dash, the urgency, the immediacy of guns being moved to give fire support on the battlefield. You can almost hear the sound of mud sucking on the hooves, the gasping of the horses, the slap of leather, and creaking
Shell pack horses
Shell pack horses, a soldier of the 1st Australian Imperial Force, 2nd Division Train. The two horses are each loaded with 8 18-pounder shells carried in canvas shell carriers. One of the horses is being ridden and one is being led. H.Septimus Power was an official war artist attached to the First Division A.I.F. from September 1917 until March 1920. He was in France between Sept and Dec 1917 and again in Aug 1918. He then produced commissioned works for the Australian War Memorial until 19...
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The gun carriage carrying the coffin drawn by the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery arrives at St Pauls Cathedral during the Ceremonial funeral of former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher on April 17, 2013 in London, England. Its been reported that dozens of people camped out overnight near the 17th-century cathedral with hundreds more turning in the hours leading up to the funeral.