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Painting of 'Noon' in a wireless operators hut

 
 
This painting, by Emile Antoine Verpilleux, shows the interior of a hut near an artillery position. Messages from Observers in the air, reporting where the shells fired from their side were falling, were transmitted to the gun positions by means of wireless and then by megaphone. The photographs on the desk are aerial reconnaissance photographs (taken by Observers) which were also studied for potential targets.
 
 

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