The French 75mm field gun was a quick-firing field artillery piece adopted in March 1898. Its official French designation was: Matériel de 75mm Mle '1897. It was commonly known as the French 75, simply the 75 and Soixante-Quinze (French for 75).
The 75 is widely regarded as the first modern artillery piece.
Canon de 75 modèle 1897 in Southern Victory Edit
Canon de 75 modèle 1897 in The War That Came EarlyEdit
When the Germany Army finally launched its offensive into France, in the last weeks of 1938, the French still had the 75's in service. Willi Dernen's father had talked often to him about the French guns, and complained that there wasn't much the German soldiers could do about them. Now with the help of Stukas, the 75 wasn't as formidable as it had been.