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THE BIG GERMAN GUNS

- 1 —» It is odd i&ays the, military correspondent of 'The Times') how little was known about tho heavy guns. Even when th-3 writer soma week." ago described the heaviest Oeiman field howitzer known to Mm—nameiy. the 11.2 i technical paper called ' Arms and Explosives' expressed its frank disbelief in the existence of such, a weapon, and after various sarcastic remarks, and much admirable reasoning of a. technical kind, rejected the howitzer altogether, and declared that- tho writer's statement "must be dismissed as an unnecessary attack on the, confidence of >'n:r troops.'' If a technical paper dealing with, its own special branch was 40 hopelessly at son, it- is noi wonderful that the 16.8 in howitzer was known to scarcely anyone at all. Forturnteh- tlnvio giants are as t;ood as useless in field -warfare,.

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THE BIG GERMAN GUNS, Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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THE BIG GERMAN GUNS Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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