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One certain German WWI 42-cm howitzer cannon was famous as Dicke Bertha ("fat Bertha", "big Bertha"). One legend says that the name is after the wife of the owner of Kruppwerke, that produced the piece. Or the name can just originate in the German spelling alphabet, where B is pronounced Bertha.

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One was the Paris Gun or William's Gun. Another was the Big Bertha Howitzer.

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By hurled, I'm assuming you mean lobbed shells to enemy positions. One example is the German 'Big Bertha', a massive gun from ww1

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