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    Gun called Big Bertha captured on display in Paris, France.

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    'Big Bertha' captured. Paris, France.

    The huge German gun called Big Bertha; which bombed Paris from a distance of 71 miles; is captured; and put on display in the city it bombed. Pan past some railway cars; crowd beside; on to a big gun; pointing up; crowd completely filling street around. A bunch of men; most in civilian clothing; a few women present;all in front of side of gun; painted on gun Captured by British 4th Army. August 6; 1918.

    World War One; weapons.

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    Film ID:
    1928.19
    Media URN:
    73500
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:07:00 / 01:26:32:00
    Canister:
    ON 146 H

Comments (1)

  1. Pzkpfw=e says

    Two points.
    1) It's not a "Big Bertha", it's a 28cm SK L/40 "Bruno", http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/28_cm_SK_L/40_"Bruno"
    This one was captured by the Australian army, subsequently shipped to Australia and the barrel is displayed at the Australian War Museum in Canberra, as the "Amiens Gun".
    "Big Bertha" was the nickname for the 42-cm M-Gerät howitzers, used to bombard the forts around Liege etc.
    2) Big Berthas and indeed this gun & its fellows, didn't bombard Paris, that was done by the "Paris Gun" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_Gun.

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