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Friday, 21 December 2012

280mm Mortier

Two more pictures of Schneider built 280mm mortars.

The top picture looks like a factory setting, or a training exercise. The second is a coloured photograph from 1914.

This picture is of 154 Regiment Artillerie Positional (RAP) taken at Christmas 1939, during the drole de guerre.

As I mentioned yesterday, these WW1 mortars were still in use in 1939/40. In June 1940, it was two batteries, each of two mortars, of 154 RAP that smashed Italian observation posts on the top of Chaberton.

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