Information - At the Battle of Amiens,
this prize was captured by Australian troops of the 31st Battalion
at Harbonnières, near Amiens, France. Originally designed for Naval
warfare the gun was mounted on a railway truck. It had a calibre of
28cms, length 72 feet, and weighed 185 tons. It shells were just
over 300 kilos each. It was taken to Paris where it was exhibited,
then to Britain, and then shipped to Australia, where only the
barrel and the cover remain, the rest having been scrapped.