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Description - Captured by the British 4th Army (Aug 8 1918). This gun was personally inspected by Marshall Foch who was much interested in the British Prize - Official Photo
Date - 1918
Size in mm (approx) - 138 X 88
Publisher - Not attributed
Publisher's Card No.
Un-used: Divided back
Condition - good Square corners
Further 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.

 


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