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Changes Wrought By ‘The Great War’ Redefined Groton

The Legion Hall Memorial Cannon. It was a state-of the-art French design at the time. See details in the accompanying article.

 

The same model of cannon at Legion Hall is shown here (colorized) in action during WWI battle. By the end of the war, the French had produced more than 12,000 of these 75 mm guns. The US began manufacturing the gun in the spring of 1918.

 

by Michael LaTerz
 

EDITORIAL: Our Under-Appreciated "Ace in the Hole"

Taken just before the dedication of Kilbourn Place, this photograph frames a view of Main Street, giving a sense of removal from our daily worries, a chance to see our everyday struggles from a different vantage point, being a step removed from the daily grind, offering a link to our shared history of Groton. It’s almost as if the Stage Manager from Thormton Wilder’s play "Our Town" is about to step before us and talk about our place in the universe. "So—people a thousand years from now—this is the way we were in the provinces north of New York at the beginning of the twentieth century.—This is the way we were: in our growing up and in our marrying and in our living and in our dying."

 

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