Previous to the attack their howitzers had deluged the place with shells.
Only one 6-inch Howitzer Battery (4 howitzers) and one 60-pr.
British guns and howitzers were asked for and were lent at once.
Their five useable 4·5 howitzers had been placed in a perfect how.
Siege artillery included a 5-inch gun, 7-inch howitzers, and mortars.
And then that would be the time ...