Old Barcelona news via Google & Dutch national library

Via the Royal (Dutch) Library: “Spanish newspapers say that the real inventors of the Paris Gun [vèrdragend kanon / Pariskanone / Gran Bertha (sic)] … are two Spaniards, who offered their invention to the German consulate in Barcelona. Thereupon they were taken in a U-boat to German to show their invention to Krupp.” (NRC, April 4 1918; I guess their concrete-encased remains lie somewhere in the Ruhr)

Via the Google News Archive: “Spaniards have a very vivid sense of the past; only a small portion have any acute sense of civic responsibility.” (Time, February 1 1932.

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