Of all the British guns in use during World War II, the 25 pounder is the gun that best represents Britain's armed forces. It was adaptable, it packed a powerful punch, and above all it was reliable. These guns were used in the BEF battles in northern France and Belgium, but were lost during the battle for France and the Dunkirk evacuation. This book provides a full combat history of a gun that was used in every theatre of World War II and saw extensive service in the post war years, particularly in Korea and during the Malaysian emergency. The last 25 pounder gun was used in action by SAS troops at Mirbat, Oman in 1972.
Chris Henry has been interested in military history since he was a small boy. His interest in artillery developed whilst a volunteer worker at the Tower of London and he became Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries Museum of Artillery At Fort Nelson. He is now the Head of Collections at the Museum of the Royal Artillery. Mike Fuller started his career in the British Aerospace Industry, working on both Harrier and Concorde projects. He later worked for MOD Technical Publications dealing with armoured fighting vehicles. Now an experienced freelance illustrator he has produced artwork for a wide range of books and partworks. He has a keen interest in all areas of military history from the Ancient world to the present day.