Cannon I have known

Or, Phallic Symbols on Parade!

I’ll start off this random collection of cannon I’ve photographed over the years by combining it with the quality control issue raised in a previous post.

First up, an Austrian mortar burst while besieging Lille (France) in 1792. It’s located in Lille’s Musée des Cannoniers, which also has, they say, one of the only Gribeauval guns (with carriage and limber) still in existence.

Austrian burst mortar, c. 1792

I suppose they should have pissed on it.

All photographs under Creative Commons license.



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