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Old February 21, 2009, 03:33 AM   #1
B. Lahey
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"War Machyne" British Cannons

A spectacular show:

Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:

The section about cannons starts a ways into Part 1. I particularly like the part about Ralph Hogg, illiterate peasant of Buxted, Sussex casting the first large iron cannon.

In parts 2 and 3 they make and test-fire an iron cannon.

Great entertainment.
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