The Only Gun Captured by a General Officer
The gun was manufactured in the Skoda factory in the dying days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It was purchased by the Turkish Ottoman Empire, also in its sunset, and sent by the Turkish Army to Palestine. In Palestine it was captured by the fledgling Australian Army during one of the last cavalry operations in the world. Its part in "finalisms" in history is quite extensive and interesting; and in military operations almost unique.