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Battlefield Casualty: The Archaeology of a Captured Gun

Pearson, David; Connah, Graham


Many artefacts in museums lack adequate information about the context from which they were collected. Not surprisingly, this often applies to artefacts recovered from battlefields, where chaotic conditions can result in uncertainty about their origins. This paper examines the case of a Second World War German 88 mm gun preserved in an Australian museum. The museum had little contextual information for this weapon, except that the Australian Army captured it in North Africa in 1942, probably...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Conflict Archaeology
DOI: 10.1163/157407709X12634580640579


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