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The Volunteer’s Armoured Train 1894

In May 1894 a large throng of distinguished guests and members of the public gathered on the beach near Newhaven to watch the first trial in Britain of an armoured train. A 40 pounder cannon had been mounted onto a railway truck and men from the 1st Sussex Artillery Volunteers fired it out to sea,

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