The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

Big Bertha's anniversary : one of the artillery giants

The German long range cannon, the Krupp "WilhelmGeschutz" (commonly known as Big Bertha) in firing position. In 1918 it shelled Paris from nearly 75 miles away. At the base of the cannon are three officers. Two wear peaked caps; the other has on the “Pickelhaube” (spiked helmet).


21.2 x 15.4 cm

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  • The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection

  • Chicago Sunday Tribune (March 20, 1938), p. 7

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