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A French 75 mm gun in action at Cape Helles, 4 June 1915

Photograph, World War One, Gallipoli (1915).

The 75 mm gun was the French Army's main artillery piece. This example is pictured firing near Sedd el Bahr during the Third Battle of Krithia. Introduced in 1897, it was the first fully integrated quick-firing gun. It also had an innovative recoil system that made for a smoother operation. By the end of the war, the French had produced 17,000 of these excellent guns.

From an album of 49 photographs entitled, 'The War 1914-1918'.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1965-10-209-17

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum, London

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1965-10-209-17