Krupp guns overlooking Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil was neutral for most of World War One but its primary commodties such as coffee and rubber went increasingly to the Entente powers.
A German U-boat strike against the Brazilian ship, the Paraná, provoked anti-German riots in April 1917, with Brazil declaring war on Germany in October 1917 after three more Brazilian ships had been sunk. The Brazilian army sent a small unit to France while ships belonging to the Brazilian navy arrived to join the British fleet at Gibraltar on 10th November 1918, the day before the war ended. The guns were part of coastal defences built to protect Rio harbour in 1914. Rio de Janeiro. Brazil. 3/2015.
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