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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 1969

    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.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Connecticut, USA

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Southwest Oklahoma

    Default French Coastal Defense Senegal Dakar

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