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Another image from the National WW1 War Memorial - this one says it is of a 350mm Schneider howitzer.

The background is the polygone at Harfleur close to the Schneider factory where the 280mm howitzer were built

Anyone know if howitzer this was a thing - or just a flight of fancy by a postcard publisher.

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Charlie

 

 



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Comparing it to this photo of a 280 mm from Wikimedia commons, the shells behind the howitzer look to be about the same size relative to the people. They certainly don't look noticeably bigger to indicate a 350 mm diameter.



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Thanks - I was fairly sure it was the caption writer's enthusiasm taking over but it always pays to check.

Regards,

Charlie

 



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