In the early 1920’s a captured German gun from the 1st world war was presented to the town of Tewksbury, Gloucestershire in the Cotswolds.

It was put on show in the Victoria Pleasure Gardens for all to see, until 1940, when all spare metal was gathered for the (2nd world) War effort.

As the gun was being dismantled the recoil spring shot out of the barrel at such a force it damaged the roof of a nearby house.

A while later a roofer slipped & fell while repairing the roof, he was killed.

This means the roofer was the last man to be killed by a 1st World War gun & during the 2nd World War, also very many miles from any battlefield!

 

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