Night Firing - US 1st Battalion/83rd
Artillery in Support of 1ATF
By Robert Swigget
These guns were basically facing north
with the one to the left just a tad north-east. The only time they
'flash' like this is when the charge bag is ruptured during loading.
(Doesn't affect firing just makes a big flash). This doesn't happen
very often so this is truly a rare shot for both to flash and be
caught on camera.
There were many operations we were involved with and we regularly
fired support not connected with any particular operation.
Operations were mostly named by the Aussies and might have such
names as "Herb Ox", "Sticky Wicket" and other double-take inspiring
humourisms with similar orientation.
(Budweiser and Tiger weren't always foremost for loosening tension
and lightening up a bit).
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