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Re: Leros

Post by Balrog » 28 Apr 2013 15:18

I really enjoyed the film The Guns Of Navarone.

I have read about the coastal artillery on the island of Leros, and they have been described as 'the largest naval guns used during World War Two.' I have never been able to find out very much about this giant coastal artillery pieces. Does anyone have any photos or information about them? Were these guns as impressive and as well foritified as the guns in the film.
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Re: Leros

Post by Balrog » 28 Apr 2013 15:19

I always thought these guys looked cool.
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Re: Leros

Post by Dili » 28 Apr 2013 18:16

I have read about the coastal artillery on the island of Leros, and they have been described as 'the largest naval guns used during World War Two.' I have never been able to find out very much about this giant coastal artillery pieces. Does anyone have any photos or information about them? Were these guns as impressive and as well foritified as the guns in the film.

No. That's Hollywood "artistic" liberties...
No gun over 152mm in Leros.

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