The M1918 Artillery CartBy 1918, the developments in telephone and telegraphic communication played a major role in how armies fought on the battlefield. For artillerists, this meant the eventual end of signal flags and runners. Now forward observers could report back to the gunners over telegraph and field phones. But, unlike the wireless communications of today, this new way of sighting artillery required thousands of feet of wire and supporting equipment to make it work. The Artillery Reel Cart and Artillery Cart were developed to help "string wire", over, through and around the trenches of World War One battlefields.
|Placed By||U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center|
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|Date Added||Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at 9:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 316398 N 4452866|
|Decimal Degrees||40.20611667, -77.15733333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 12.367', W 77° 9.44'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 12' 22.02" N, 77° 9' 26.4" W|
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