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Machine gun firing at a Boche plane

Machine gun firing at a Boche plane

Vickers machine-gun crew, Western Front, during World War I. A machine-gun crew using a Vickers machine-gun to fire at an aircraft. The Number 1 of the crew is clearly looking through the sights on the back of the gun barrel as he fires. The Number 2 is feeding in the ammunition belt. The other two would have been needed to help carry the gun and its ammunition. The Vickers was a heavy machine-…