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French M1917 155mm
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Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2017 - 09:37 AM UTC
Randy Harvey [HARV] found this World War One French M1917 155mm Howitzer on display in Forsyth, MT.

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Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2017 - 09:38 AM UTC
Randy, your photos really show off the casting and engraving marks. Great resource, these photos.
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Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2017 - 12:08 PM UTC
Thank you Fred and thank you for posting these. I took these back around 2006 I believe. The howitzer sits outside of the courthouse building there. It is a very small town, population of around 1,700, and so it is odd to me that this large howitzer ended up there. Like with a lot of my pictures back in those days, all I did for a camera was buy the disposable ones. So, the pictures aren’t as good as I would like them to be.

Hopefully some of our French speaking members wouldn't mind translating the wording in a couple of the pictures.

Thank you,
Randy
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Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 06:11 AM UTC
The German army in North Africa (among other places) used these guns to good effect with many then being recaptured by the Allied forces there.
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Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 07:55 AM UTC

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Hopefully some of our French speaking members wouldn't mind translating the wording in a couple of the pictures.

Thank you,
Randy


First wording means "a well maintained gun is worth two guns"
Second means "take care of my (recoil) brakes "
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 05:23 AM UTC
Didn't these have wooden wheels in WW1?
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 02:45 PM UTC

Quoted Text

First wording means "a well maintained gun is worth two guns"
Second means "take care of my (recoil) brakes "



Thank you Olivier. I appreciate the assistance.

Randy