British Field Telephone, c.1914

British Field Telephone, c.1914
Here we see a British field telephone, with the phone resting on an empty role of wire. The field telephone sped up communications between HQ and the edge of the fighting, but the wires were very vulnerable to damage, and the further forward you got the less reliable communications became.
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (23 June 2014), British Field Telephone, c.1914 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_field_telephone_1914.html

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