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AbstractThe significance of the ‘Soixante-Quinze’, the French 75 mm Modèle 1897 field gun, one of the most famous guns of the Great War, is examined. The technical features that made the 75 revolutionary are summarized, including ammunition, breech mechanism, mounting and sighting. Its...
AbstractThe unpublished accounts of two of King Henry V’s armourers, Martin Pull and John Hill, shed new light on the armour worn by the king and his circle during his campaigns to France which culminated in the great victory at the battle of Agincourt in 1415.
AbstractA study is presented of a group of early eighteenth-century militia or military pistols in the Armoury of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry at Boughton House, which includes pistols made by the London maker Andrew Dolep, and two makers from Breda in Holland and other London and Low...
AbstractA small part of the White Tower displays at the Royal Armouries at the Tower is marking the centenary of the First World War and the role the Tower of London played in the War, the links between the site, its staff and the great event are described. The importance of Charles ffoulkes as...
AbstractA report is presented of a series of analytical chemical tests that were carried out as part of the Fyris Swords project on two inscribed swords found in central Uppsala, Sweden UMF/B 78, which has a short inscription with religious connotations inlaid in a yellowish metal presumed to be...
AbstractThe main throwing machines invented and used by the Greeks and adopted, more widely, by Roman armies are examined. The kinematics and dynamics of both light and heavy Greek–Roman artillery are used in order to accurately assess its performance. Thus, a better understanding is obtained of...
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