War Diaries Talk

Silent Sue?

  • jiipee by jiipee

    Is that a naval gun mounted on railway track?



  • ral104 by ral104 moderator, scientist

    Looks to me that Silent Sues were actually high velocity shells, named that way because you wouldn't hear them until it was too late. Certainly they would have been fired from heavy guns, situated far back from the lines. It could be they were mounted on railway track - definitely seems to be what the DLI believed here.