Various photographs and postcards of German 'Big Bertha' 15 Gun at Chuignes
To view other similar items in the archive click on the hyper-linked words below.
|Author||Pearson, Leonard Thomas|
|Subject||Pearson, Leonard Thomas|
|Title||Various photographs and postcards of German 'Big Bertha' 15 Gun at Chuignes|
|Notes||Various photographs of a 15 naval gun (erroneously captioned 16) in static mounting at Chuignes, known as 'Big Bertha'. The Chuignes Gun was used to bombard Amiens, and was captured by the 1st Australian Division, having been destroyed by the Germans on 8th August 1918, to prevent it falling into Allied hands. The man posing for the camera in the barrel of the gun is Revd. Pearson.|
Part of the photograph and scrap album of Revd. Leonard Thomas Pearson, Army Chaplain's Department (attached No. 44 Casualty Clearing Station), discovered in a skip and deposited with the Bodlian Library. Revd. Pearson was interviewed by Lyn Macdonald for her book 'The Roses of No Man's Land', which contains two extracts and a photograph.
|Item Date||September - December 1918|
|Item medium||Photographic paper|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Stuart Lee|
|Contributed on the behalf of||P Vainker|