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Large canon and me

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Sultan Abdulhamit ordered these guns from the renowned German Krupp factories to defend the Dardanelles. They could should 276 kilo grenades from a 11,37 meters long barrel. This particular gun (there were two, but one was lost when it dropped into the sea during transport) was dedicated to, and named after, the man who, when the winch broke down, lifted these 276 kilo grenades to the gun at Çanakkale, private Seyyid. Here is a link to a picture of the monument to his deed: .

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Dick Osseman29-Mar-2005 18:49
Oh, the tricks of time... Well, I could not have taken all those pictures in one year, and haven't. I am afraid that I was quite a bit younger then, I checkd the slide and it dates from 15-5-1997. So there you are. I suppose the gun looks still the same.

konur 29-Mar-2005 11:37
at least, i see you, dick. you looks younger than me!