The World War II Photo of the Week
for 29 January 2001
|Another Gun Silenced
A mammoth 274-mm railway gun captured by elements of the U.S. Seventh Army near Rentwershausen, Germany easily holds these 22 men lined up on the barrel. Although of an 1887 French design, the gun packed a powerful wallop. It's April 10, 1945, and the war in Europe will be over within a month. From the Webmaster's collection.