France Date:1944 Duration:1 min 14 sec Sound:Yes
Views of heavy and heaviest German railway siege guns of World War 2. A Krupp K5E 283 mm Leopold railroad gun moving along a railroad track. It hooks up with supporting rail cars. Soldiers ride in an open car carrying shells for the gun. Soldiers moving powder bags for the gun. Glimpse of German troops carrying shells from a trench (probably for a 12.8 cm FlaK 40 anti-aircraft gun). Next,German soldiers are seen
pushing a shell for a 38 cm Siegfried K (E) (K - Kanone, on a rail dolly, and them moving it by means of a mechanical arm, up to the breech of the gun where gunners load it. Several views of shells being loaded into German railway guns, including the 80cm Dora, or Schwerer Gustav. Views of heavy German gun barrels being raised, including 406mm (16 inch) SK C34 Coastal Defense guns. The Thor 60cm mortar being raised for firing. More railway guns.
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