The Ordnance Society

Ordnance & Artillery of All Periods

WWI

THE ORDNANCE SOCIETY AND WWI

World War 1 saw the protagonists start the fighting with a wide range of artillery and ammunition, ranging from up to the minute guns with excellent recoil systems, to equipments which were already obsolete and not fit for the purpose which was to come.

The Ordnance Society will be describing the ordnance and ammunition used by the combatants, including the new guns designed and introduced between 1914 and 1918.

There will also be an ongoing series of articles on significant ordnance events with notable ‘firsts’; the first of these is below:-

The First Shot of WWI