Russian Maxim 1905 Machine Gun - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.003 W 075° 43.025
18T E 443894 N 5029494
Quick Description: This Russian Maxim 1905 Machine Gun, captured from the German on April 9, 1917, is located in Gallery 2 of the Canadian War Museum, in Ottawa, Ontario
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/20/2019 12:16:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM10T8D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
From an information panel on site:

Captured and Recaptured Machine Gun

The Germans captured this machine gun from the Russians on the Eastern Front and used it against Canadians while defending Vimy Ridge.

The Canadian 54th Battalion captured the gun on April 7, 1917 in its attack up the heights towards Hill 145. Note the evidence of bullet strikes on the armoured shield.

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Location restrictions:
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.


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