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#16069 - Captured German gun

Resource ID
16069
Title/subtitle
Captured German gun
Format
Photograph
Summary
German gun captured near Amiens during World War 1
Location
Photograph 2366
Availability
Not for loan. Copies available for purchase.
Notes
During the summer of 1918, the gun had been used by the Germans to fire on the city of Amiens, about 25 kilometres away, from a railway carriage. After being attacked by the RAF the Germans abandoned the gun and it was captured by Australian troops on 8 August 1918. It is on display at the Australian War Memorial. Refer to the AWM website for more information.