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Germany WW1 Big Bertha Siege Gun Military Medal Heavy Artillery Veterans Patriotic German Decoration WWI Great War 1914 1918

US$280.00

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Imperial Germany - Prussia: "Big Bertha" Heavy Siege Artillery Gun 
Commemorative Veterans-Patriotic Medal.
On the obverse: 42mm Mortar, Range 44km, Projectile 900kg (18ztr)
On the reverse: "Big Bertha" the conqueror of the forts: Luttich, 
Namur, Maubeuge, Antwerp etc. 1st World War.
Marked on the obverse: Ges. Geschutzt. (Copyright protection mark)
Maker marked on the reverse of the suspender: O. Tribian, Hannover.
Big Bertha is the name of a type of super-heavy howitzer developed 
by Krupp on the eve of WW1.
The howitzer was mainly designed by Professors Fritz Rausenberger 
and Max Dreger.
A total of 12 guns were produced but only 2 were available at the 
outbreak of WW1. The guns were used to destroy the Belgian forts 
at Liege, Namur, and Antwerp, and the French fort at Maubeuge. 
The most spectacular success was against the Fort Loncin (near 
Liege) which exploded after taking a direct hit to its ammunition 
magazine.
The medal is rare.

FULL SIZE

WW1 1914 1918

Item 100% original - ribbon original

Condition as on the photos
GREAT ADDITION TO EVERY COLLECTION!
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Product Code: 02880

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