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    Default French batteship/coastal guns

    Ran across these photos while searching pictures of battleships. Here's the caption from the first photo:
    Gorée Island / Île de Gorée, Dakar, Senegal: colonial era guns - WWII French coastal artillery - cannon barrels at Le Castel, a rocky plateau - 240 mm cannons, taken from a Danton class battleship - Schneider armored turret - photo by T.Trenchard

    Obviously not from Danton herself, as her wreck was just located on the bottom of the Mediterranean last year.
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    Found Goree Island on Google maps:
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    Turning relics into near-relics since 2005.

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    Default French Coastal Defense Senegal Dakar

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    "Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms." (James Madison, The Federalist Papers #46 at 243-244)

    That rifle hanging on the wall of the working-class flat or labourer's cottage is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there. George Orwell

    Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. Mao Zedong

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