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The French 75 mm field gun

An illustration of the French 75 mm. field artillery cannon in action with portraits of its developers, Deport and Sainte Claire Deville. The sender of the card credits it with the victory of the Marne. Illustration by A. Chrimona [?] Ehrmann [?].
Text:
Le 75. La merveille de la guerre européenne, due au génie inventif de deux officiers français, fait, par la rapidité de son pointage, de son tir (21 coups à la minute) et par sa précision, la supériorité de l'artillerie française.
The 75. The marvel of the European war, due to the inventive genius of two French officers, has proven, ​​by the rapidity of its aiming, of its firing (21 shots per minute) and its accuracy, the superiority of the French artillery .
Reverse:
[Handwritten] Canon de 75
la terreur des Boches
la gloire de l'armée française
le vainqueur de la Marne.
Je vais bien
Je t'embrasse
Édition Pro Patria.
[Handwritten] 75[mm] Cannon
the terror of the Boches
the glory of the French army
the conqueror of Marne.
I'm fine
I embrace you
Pro Patria edition.
Thanks to kgwbreadcrumbs.blogspot.com/2015/07/briefly-along-western-front.html for clarifying some of the text.

An illustration of the French 75 mm. field artillery cannon in action with portraits of its developers, Deport and Sainte Claire Deville. The sender of the card credits it with the victory of the Marne. Illustration by A. Chrimona [?] Ehrmann [?]. Thanks to kgwbreadcrumbs.blogspot.com/2015/07/briefly-along-western-front.html for clarifying some of the text.

Image text

Le 75. La merveille de la guerre européenne, due au génie inventif de deux officiers français, fait, par la rapidité de son pointage, de son tir (21 coups à la minute) et par sa précision, la supériorité de l'artillerie française.



The 75. The marvel of the European war, due to the inventive genius of two French officers, has proven, ​​by the rapidity of its aiming, of its firing (21 shots per minute) and its accuracy, the superiority of the French artillery .



Reverse:

[Handwritten] 75 [mm] Cannon

la terreur des Boches

la gloire de l'armée française

le vainqueur de la Marne.



Je vais bien

Je t'embrasse



Édition Pro Patria.



[Handwritten]? 75

the terror of the Boches

the glory of the French army

the conqueror of Marne.



I'm fine

I embrace you



Pro Patria edition.



Thanks to kgwbreadcrumbs.blogspot.com/2015/07/briefly-along-western-front.html for clarifying some of the text.

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The Soixante-Quinze, the French 75 mm. field gun, was the best medium field artillery gun of the war. An experienced crew could fire up to one shell every two seconds with a maximum range of 9,000 meters.

An offensive weapon, the 75 was ill-suited for trench warfare.

French 75 mm field gun is an artillery: field gun.