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Monday, November 22, 2010

Bring out the big guns

Shot with Olympus E620
This, the biggest mortar ever made, can be seen in Woolwich at the junction of Artillery Place and Hillreach. Made nearby to here in the mid 1850's it was intended to be used at the siege of Sebastopol, but the war ended and it never saw active service. Those 36 inch spheres are what it fired.

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 1

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Blogger Lily Hydrangea said ... (00:09) : 

oh my, that does look quite powerful.

 

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