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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.

 

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