The story of the development and use of these big guns is very well told by author Dale Clark. There are a number of nice period photographs of these guns as well as period illustrations of the design of a few of them. What really helps are the excellent illustrations of Brian Delf. What appears a bit indistinct in a photo is brought to life and clarity by his works.
I was completely amazed at what had to be done to operate and move some of these behemoth units; whether they be artillery pieces or mortars. I did learn the difference between the two, as well as a number of other interesting pieces of information.
Such makes this that perfect primer to these big guns as well as providing information on the operation and camouflage of these weapons. The sound of a barrage by these guns must have been incredible, which has to explain to many of us why our grandfathers were a bit deaf!
I have an interest in finding out more about my Grandfathers part in WW1. I know that he was in the 70th Siege Battery RGA 40th Heavy Artillery Group. This book gives a good insight into what that would be like and what was involved. I can recommend this as additional reading for anyone with similar interests as mine.