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Big Bertha howitzer in France, circa 1917

Identifier: 2011.004.004995

Scope and Contents note

From the Series: Photograph album with 248 photographs depicting World War I scenes in France; photograph of German Army with Kaiser Bill, Crown Prince, and General Von Kluck; cross grave maker of Quentin Roosevelt; tanks, weapons, and prisoners of war; Walter Jones and others at camp; volcanic plug in Italy; Loire River; Mediterranean Sea near the France-Italy border; bridges in New York City; landscape and city views in France; boats in the New York Harbor; USS Lancaster; Cathedral of St. Etienne of Bourges, France; Sens Cathedral in Sens, France; Pennsylvania Railroad wreck near Baltimore, Maryland; beach at Bay of Biscay in Biarritz, France; horse race in France; Camp Mills, New York; Camp Lee, Virginia; portrait of Company C 548th Engineer Service Battalion; Jones family; steamboat ferry, Huntsville, on the Tennessee River; July 4th parade in Huntsville, Alabama; hunting, fishing, and camping; swimming in Flint River; tents on Monte Sano in Huntsville, Alabama; Dallas Mills under construction in Huntsville, Alabama; portrait of Company C 304th Ammunition Train 79th Division; Ovoca Falls in Coffee County, Tennessee; Gallery of Henry II in the Palace of Fountainebleau in Paris; portrait of University of Alabama Motor Transport Corps; and rear view of the Jones's home in Huntsville, Alabama.


  • circa 1917

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From the File: 1 Photographic album (248 photographs)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

General note

Caption: Big Bertha - The delight of Paris. The gun was 80 miles from the French Capitol.

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266