WW1 ‘Bomber’ Training

Rifle Grenade Training © IWM (Q 5355)

Rifle Grenade Training © IWM (Q 5355)

This site concerns a member of the Manchester Pals who received specialist training as a bomber Early Days in France .  Arthur Bell received training in a variety infantry grenades – or bombs.  He also actively used bombs in the survival of his detachment at Triangle Point Montauban   “Major Macdonald recorded “ At 3.15am on 2 July the detached post in Montauban Alley near Triangle Point was attacked and bombed out. They held out until their supply of bombs was exhausted, and then endeavoured to retire.”  Arthur probably also used his bomber training  at Guillemont.

I’ve selected a range of images from the IWM archive to add to the site.  Cover image Art.IWM PST 12993.

© IWM (Q 35418) Bomber Training

© IWM (Q 35418) Bomber Training

 German Bombers © IWM (Q 55005)

German Bombers © IWM (Q 55005)

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