An accessible, authoritative history of the huge railway guns that bombarded the Western Front in World War I. It will appeal to modellers, wargamers and all those interested in the iconic weaponry of World War I.
Marc Romanych is a retired US Army combat arms officer, and the author of several books for Osprey on World War I artillery and fortifications. He has a BA in History from the University of Maryland and an MA in International Relations from St Mary's University. Interested in the Maginot Line since 1995, Marc has extensively explored its fortifications. He is a member of Association du P.O. de Sentzich, a Maginot Line preservation group. Marc lives near Baltimore, Maryland. Greg Heuer is retired Chief Engineer and Program Manager for Raytheon Company. He has a BS in Electronics Engineering with a minor in Business Administration from New Mexico State University. Interested in the intersection between modelling, art and the history of manufacturing technologies, Greg has extensively researched, studied, and modelled super heavy and railway artillery. Greg lives near Newport, Rhode Island. Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art college in Cornwall. He's had a life-long passion for illustration, and since 1985 has worked as a professional artist. He has provided award-winning illustrations for the publishers Dorling Kindersley, where his interest in historical illustration began. Steve has illustrated over 30 books for Osprey.
"The photographs and full color renderings between the covers of this book are quite nice, the photo captions and text is very well done. The amount and quality of information presented by the authors is impressive." - AMPS"This book does provide an excellent overall view of the development and use of railway artillery in World War I, and is recommended to anyone with an interest in that subject." - Coast Defense Journal"If you enjoy history and want to find something different you might scratch--build for your layout, you had best look into Railway Guns of WWI and Rail-way Guns of WWII. I enjoyed them; I bet you will also." - Railroad Model Craftsman