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The french 75mm field gun (Canon de 75 modèle 1897, which came out in WWI) and was still available in large numbers in 1940 ? Which was used by France, Poland, Great Britain and the US 1940. In the case of the US, the carriage was changed into a split trail design.


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More than you can imagine, and not only minor kingdoms. The main actors of WWII where still using WWI equipment, specially at the beginning. From the navy standpoint, many main unit where still from WWI (all Queen Elizabeth-class and Revenge-class, for example, for UK) for all the participant. From infantry, lot of equipment was from WWI, here few examples: ...


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Why limit yourself to WW1? The Dutch army went to battle in 1940 with (some) equipment predating the Franco-Prussian war. Dutch equipment WW2 added: I think the question is mood. Why? Because the age of a weapon is not that important. Look at the time period: 1914-1940 = 26 years. Many advanced weapons systems in common use today are much older: The ...


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Like with most scandals with legs, a large part of the Zimmerman scandal in the US wasn't the details of the initial scandal, but how badly it was handled afterwards. As this question points out, it seems like it would have been more sensible to deny the memo publicly, or perhaps publicly fire the author, disavow it, and apologize. That's what good diplomats ...


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I recommend you read up on the entire situation. The Zimmerman Telegram from Barbara Tuchman is an excellent start. There certainly was a kind of aggression against America: promising several US states to Mexico is meddling around in forbidden political territory. Compare this with the US hypothetically promising Schleswig-Holstein to Denmark. "In case ...


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Mob mentality: they are scheming against us!! Yes, the telegram was talking about situation "in case of war between USA and Germany": We intend to begin on the first of February unrestricted submarine warfare. We shall endeavor in spite of this to keep the United States of America neutral. In the event of this not succeeding, we make Mexico a ...


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