Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Having a sentimental moment.

Article about: When i was about 14 or so i was given a book on the first world war,it had the usual stuff,Big Bertha,gas attacks,maxims,Vickers etc.and then there was this story that i read and moved me th

  1. #1

    Default Having a sentimental moment.

    When i was about 14 or so i was given a book on the first world war,it had the usual stuff,Big Bertha,gas attacks,maxims,Vickers etc.and then there was this story that i read and moved me that i have never forgotten it why this was just another story in amongst hundreds that would take place over the next four years.for me the "affair at (Nery) the famous "L" Battery RHA stand against 3 German Batteries of the 4th cavalry,the bravery shown continuously pounding the germans with there 13 pounders right down to the last solitary lone gun,3 VC'S were awarded for there actions.anyway suddenly today i was looking on the "Great War" page of Facebook yes alright,bang there it was the very same image that captured my imagination all that time ago.i guess the passion that burns inside each and everyone of us here at WRF will stay forever,sorry for going on a bit...................Jake
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	60704_569276179751914_1254922095_n.jpg 
Views:	107 
Size:	100.9 KB 
ID:	509994  

  2. #2

    Default Re: Having a sentimental moment.

    Here's a link to the Nery Gun and it's limber on display at the IWM London. There's also a description of the action from the original display board.

    QF 13 pdr Mk 1 Nery Gun (ORD 102)

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

  3. #3

    Default Re: Having a sentimental moment.

    Great story and their are always thoughs few stories that give me the goose bumps and it basically these stories that got me involved in collecting !!

  4. #4

    Default Re: Having a sentimental moment.

    Many thanks Ned very interesting indeed,sounds even better reading it now.sometimes these smaller parts of history can be so easily overlooked when consumed by the much larger battles and offensives which i think make them even that bit more poignant."L" Battery lives on...............Jake.

Similar Threads

  1. 03-08-2013, 02:31 PM
  2. A senior moment

    In Discussions
    08-24-2012, 03:57 AM
  3. 08-27-2009, 03:54 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •