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Saturday, April 7, 2012

NAVAL GUNS

What you see at the left is the 14-in WW I railroad gun....which is the only survivor of the specially made railway mounts created for inland use in France.


From the agitation on French Gen. Henri Aubert's face it was clearly evident a problem of major proportions had brought him to the newly established Paris offices of U.S. Navy R/Adm. Charles Pershall Plunkett.  In charge of the military defense of the French capital, Gen Aubert was indeed confronted by a problem of perplexing disastrous proportion  - a problem only the U.S. Navy could solve - if the stubborn French would allow them.

If you'd care to read....here is the link:


THE NAVAL GUNS THAT SAVED PARIS


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