OUR NAVY

Firing a Maxim Gun 

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Firing a Maxim Gun

At the commence this picture, two or three sailors run in with the tripod of a Maxim gun, which is brought in immediately after by the remainder of the party. The gun is placed in position on the tripod and sighted, while those not actually engaged in the operations throw themselves prone upon the ground to watch the effect while sheltered from the enemy's fire. Then the gun is fired continuously for several seconds, giving a very good idea of the power of this remarkable weapon, for every one of the hundreds of little puffs of smoke means a leaden messenger started on its death-dealing journey.

The Era, London, November 17, 1900, p. 30.

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1 Hepwix Films 194  
2 n.c.  
3 ≤ 17/11/1900 50ft 
4 Grande-Bretagne  

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