The Gunner

Rudyard Kipling wrote of artillerymen:


“No one accuses the Gunner of maudlin affection for anything except his beasts and his weapons. He hasn’t the time. He serves at least three jealous gods – his horse and all its saddlery and harness; his gun, whose least detail of efficiency is more important than men’s lives; and, when these have been attended to, the never-ending mystery of his art commands him.” (1)

(1) Kipling, Rudyard. The New Army in Training. 1915. 17.

The photograph is from Percy’s large album.

Copyright 2016. See “More about this project.”




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