During World War One massive railway guns were used to reach deep behind enemy lines and attack enemy infrastructure with both sides using the massive artillery pieces. In this episode Matt takes a look at some archival footage of America’s massive railway guns ranging from 10 to 16 inches.
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According to the original footage notes the mystery item is a 60-feet tall captured German field periscope ‘claimed to have been used by the German Crown Prince during the war’.
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The Armourer’s Bench is a collaborative effort from Vic Tuff and Matthew Moss. We will be bringing you detailed examinations of historic small arms from around the world. We will delve into the history, use and operation of the weapons using videos, blog posts and high resolution images to tell their story.