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7.58 cm Trench Mortar - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.003 W 075° 43.025
18T E 443894 N 5029494
Quick Description: This 7.58 cm German Trench Mortar (Minenwerfer), is located in the Lebreton Gallery of the Canadian War Museum, in Ottawa, Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/11/2019 5:54:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM10QN1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
From an information panel on site:

7.58 cm Trench Mortar

German infantry used minenwerfer ("mine throwers"), or trench mortars on the front lines during the First World War.

For portability, many trench mortars could be pulled along on their wheels, or disassembled into smaller loads, but their short range meant that they had to be placed close to the front lines. Germany produced trench mortars in a wide range of sizes, and this is one of the smaller models. The 12th Canadian Machine Gun Company captured this mortar, which was sent to Canada as a war trophy.

7.58 cm Minenwerfer: (visit link)

Museum Hours and Fees:

April 29 to September 2, 2019 Monday to Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours subject to change. Statutory holidays falling within this period follow the above hours of operation. September 3, 2019 to March 31, 2020 Monday to Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fees: Adults $17 - Seniors $15 and students $13 Free on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Parking on the street in proximity to the museum as well as on the grounds of the museum is available for a fee. A parking garage is also available on site.

Museum Guide: (visit link)
What type of artillery is this?: Trench Mortar

Where is this artillery located?: Government building

What military of the world used this device?: Germany

Date artillery was in use: 9/1/1939

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed

Cost?: Not Listed

Artillery is no longer operational: Not Listed

Still may work: Not Listed

Are there any geocaches at this location?: Not listed

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