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During the Great War, some 8,8-cm SKL/45 in MPL C/13 guns were dismounted from great Battleships and Battle Cruisers in 1915-1916 and also some made new.They were used as Marine Flak weapons in Germany, belgian coast and also on western front to protect some Marine Guns batteries, especially "Paris Kanonen" in 1918.
Some were mobile weapons as these:
This 8,8-cm SKL/45, near Fère-en-Tardenois, was used to protect "Pariser Kanone" from "Bois de Bruyères" in july 1918.
But, with the success of the french attack of 18th July 1918, the gun retreated but made a fatal encounter with french aircrafts of the "Division Aérienne" and also some shooting of french railway gun with these results:
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As for na4222's question, I remember that in Chinese documents it is clearly state that this is a dual-purpose gun. Chinese report on 8.8cm gun's fighting performance is still surviving today.
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