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Tango0112 Feb 2021 4:25 p.m. PST

"The Canon d'Infanterie de 37 Modele 1916 TRP was an infantry support weapon (TRP stands for ‘tir rapide, Puteaux', basically ‘quick-firing'). It was intended to destroy machine gun nests on the western front, but because the gun's trajectory was very flat it could only be used in direct fire, and the role was largely taken over by mortars. Nevertheless it remained in service through the rest of the war, particularly at the very end when movement was restored to the front line, and it was also widely issued to US forces when they came over. Naturally with the end of the war such guns were available for use in the colonies, and here they would see further service right into the 1940s…."

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