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Thursday, 17 January 2013

155C in German hands

This is a photograph of a 155C model 1917 made by Schneider. The caption says it has been captured by the German Army and been pressed into use by them.

Was there a German Army policy to use captured artillery pieces? Does any reader know? I have seen lots of photos of German troops in the trenches using captured Lewis guns. I have read of Canadian troops using captured German field pieces such as 77mm field guns on the battlefield. This is the first  time  I have seen such a large artillery piece being used by the opposition. I would like to hear from anyone who can throw some light on this.

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