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75 mm mle 1897


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The below image, as well as the below video, show a French 75 in action with Italians in Tunisia.


The footage can be found here. The gun can be seen in the first 40 seconds.

What was the Italian designation for this gun? Is this a one-off, or was there a unit which fielded these?



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The Italian designation was 75/34 mod. 97 P.B. These guns were used in costal defense and in many cases found scattered around as individual pieces. I am not aware of any units equipped with this gun but it is always possible that conditions in Tunisia would see these guns being pressed into active field service.