One of the 100 tons guns used on D-Day on display in London, UK

London, UK, images; museums, galleries; parks and gardens; history; British 15-inch naval guns on display in the Imperial War Museum Gardens; “In 1914, the 15-inch gun was the newest, largest and most powerful of the big guns used in Royal Navy battleships…”

The gun previously mounted on HMS Roberts on display in the Imperial War Museum Gardens, London, UK
The gun previously mounted in HMS Roberts on display in the Imperial War Museum Gardens, London, UK

This gun “was mounted in HMS Resolution between 1915 and 1938 and also saw service during the Greco-Turkish War. The gun was remounted in HMS Roberts, an important unit in the naval forces assembled for the invasion of the Normandy in June 1944. On D-Day, Roberts bombarded Houlgate Battery, on the eastern edge of the Allied landing area. During the campaign, she shelled enemy positions around Caen. On 1 November 1944, Roberts supported the assault on the Dutch island of Walcheren, engaging a German battery near Westkapelle. The gun was removed in 1945.” (Information from a public information point at the Imperial War Museum)

Map of HMS Roberts' deployment (from a public information point at the Imperial War Museum, London, UK)
Map of HMS Roberts’ deployment (from a public information point at the Imperial War Museum, London, UK)

The progress of the exciting new American Embassy building, Nine Elms, London

Connections to/from Southwark Underground Station

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