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    The largest artillery piece in the UK, 1 of 12 surviving wartime railway howitzers in the world, is being moved for an exhibition in Holland.

    The 190-tonne breach loading 18-inch howitzer, is being sent to the Dutch Netherlands to form the centrepiece of an exhibition at the Het Spoorwegmuseum (Dutch Railway Museum) in Utrecht.
    The gun, originally designed for the battlefields of the First World War, weighs about the same as 17 double-decker buses.


    On Monday, 25 March, nearly 70 years after its huge barrel was pointed across the Channel to protect our shores during the dark days of the Second World War, it began its journey from the grounds of the Royal Artillery's headquarters in Wiltshire, where it has been since 2008.
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    http://www.army.mod.uk/news/25442.aspx

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    Phew, thought you had posted the DM article about this just for a second. A horrid demonstration of journalism once again, they ruined the article; the accompanying pictures were good however. Thanks for the more literate source

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    The Dutch Netherlands, where is that? Funnies aside i will try to find time to visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~UNiOnJaCk~ View Post
    Phew, thought you had posted the DM article about this just for a second. A horrid demonstration of journalism once again, they ruined the article; the accompanying pictures were good however. Thanks for the more literate source
    Dont think, its dangerous for one as young as you.

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    So much geographic fail

    Besides the Dutch Netherlands Utrecht is not in Holland but in Utrecht

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ne...t_Islands).svg


    Nice howitzer btw!

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    Spanish Netherlands ? Upper Flanders ?

    There are those of us in the U.K. who know about the Netherlands. It's like Canvey Island but larger and you drive on the wrong side of the road.

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