Collections and Fonds – 3194349

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    Trench mortar referred to as "minenwerfers" used by the German armies in the Canal du Nord during the Canadian advance east of Arras.
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    1964-114 NPC
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    October, 1918.
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    This photo depicts captured German trench mortars. The smaller mortar in the foreground is a light minenwerfer, while behind it is a medium minenwerfer. These weapons were used in the traditional sense, as mortars, but could also propel gas charges and could fire on a flat tragectory for anti-tank purposes.
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    Copy negative
    1964-114 NPC
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    Credit: William Rider-Rider / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-003200
    Restrictions on use: Nil
    Copyright: Expired

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