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H.M. having a mortar explained to him

H.M. having a mortar explained to him

King George V is being shown part of a mortar gun, or possibly the projectile that would be placed in the gun. He is surrounded by four uniformed men, one of whom is holding the mortar. Directly beside the group, a mortar gun has been set up on the ground. It is thought this photograph was taken by the British official photographer, John Warwick Brooke. Mortar guns were designed to fire shells …