- From German dicke Bertha (Wiktionary)
““Bread-and-breakfast,” Big Bertha repeated, making sure everyone heard.”
“He thus casually acquired a hundred thousand dollars’ worth of Corot, Delacroix, Forain, Gauguin, Ingres, and Manet for the British, and managed to get a Cezanne for himself: Big Bertha was shelling Paris and prices were pleasantly depressed.”
“Military annals remember Big Bertha as a weapon crucial to Germany during World War I, a sort of Howitzer on wheels.”
“This shell, which had soared twenty-four miles above the earth before descending, was the first of 367 projectiles fired at the French capital over the next four and a half months by a gun the Allies called Big Bertha and the Germans the Paris Gun.”
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