French gun crew firing a Schneider Obusiers de 520 (520mm howitzer) rail gun, during World War I
Belleville France Date:1918, November Duration:1 min 18 sec Sound:NO SOUND
French artillerymen fire a Schneider Obusiers de 520 (520mm howitzer) rail gun, partially entrenched. The barrel is lowered after firing. The camera then records the French crew preparing to fire, again, as an American soldier takes photographs. They convey a shell on a moving platform (which they also ride). The gun crew partially cranks the round forward, and then all push it into the gun breech. The next scene shows the round being fired. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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