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a General Knowledge Magazine

During the siege of Antwerp in September 1914, several British naval guns, mounted on railway carriages were sent along with the British Naval Brigades, to take part in the defence of the city. They were outranged by German and Austrian heavy artillery, but being highly mobile they were virtually impossible to hit with counter-battery fire. Being wonderfully photogenic as well as great morale builders, these steel monsters of the rails were extensively photographed and photos were printed in magazines worldwide, even several yaers after the siege of 1914.


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