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#15768 - Big Bertha

Resource ID
15768
Title/subtitle
Big Bertha
Picture
Big Bertha
Format
Photograph
Publisher
[n.d.]
Physical description
Colour photograph
Summary
Amiens gun, also known as Big Bertha, outside Canberra Railway Station.
Location
Photograph 2065
Availability
Not for loan. Copies available for purchase.
Notes
During 1918 the gun, mounted on a railway carriage, was used by the Germans to shell Amiens in France about 25kms away. It was captured by Australian troops on 8 August 1918. The barrel is on display at the Australian War Memorial.