The company moved into what was called bertha Island, and soon become synonymous with the land it occupied.
The Big bertha could fire a shell over almost eight miles that could reduce a fort to a smoking ruin.
Today we know that the Big bertha was an instrument not of “strikes” but war.
fem. proper name, from Old High German Berahta, Perahta, the name of a goddess, literally "the bright one," from Old High German beraht, related to Old English beorht (see bright). Soldiers' nickname Big Bertha for large-bore German mortar of World War I is a reference to Frau Bertha Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, owner of Krupp steel works 1903-43.