Out of the ordinary entry In the diary of 3rd Coy 3rd Divisional Train. Regarding Weapon Systems.
First time I have come across an entry to Naval Shells. Page link: https://talk.operationwardiary.org/#/subjects/AWD00036ia
“Several 15 inch Naval shells were put into the outskirts of Poperinghe this morning, 9th August 1915”.
Images for 15 inch shells: https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=15 inch naval shells ww1
by cyngast moderator
I don't think I've seen those before, either. I've read that both sides used guns originally intended for naval vessels along the Western Front, usually mounted on railroad cars because of their size and weight.
by ral104 moderator, scientist
Yes, that'll be it. A lot of the railway guns were ex-naval artillery. This picture shows the sort of thing which might have done the deed Marie came across in the diary: