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The French 75


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This is the first English-language history of the legendary French 75mm field gun, which revolutionized artillery firepower and helped save France in 1914.

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Introduction Development Combat Use of the Canon de 75mm M1897 The American 75mm Gun M1897 Use of the 75mm Gun in the World War II Further Reading Index

About the Author

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over three decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union.


This book provides a good overview of the development and career of this famous artillery gun, with a clear explanation of how it worked, and an impartial look at its combat career, all supported by the usual high quality illustrations. * HistoryofWar *
This is an excellent text work with superb artwork which will satisfy all weapons enthusiasts and collectors of ammunition. * GunMart *

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