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75mm Turkish Field Gun- Arrowtown, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
S 44° 56.389 E 168° 49.711
59G E 328674 N 5021440
Quick Description: World War I era field gun located adjacent to the Arrowtown War Memorial.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 12/7/2012 7:17:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMFWCH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCRAZY
Views: 1

Long Description:
The gun is one of several artifacts of war brought back to New Zealand. It was German made and is one of 558 delivered to Turkey between 1903 and 1907. The model 1903 75mm Turkish Field Gun was built by the Friedrich Krupp Company at their Essen factory. The gun was partially destroyed during World War I and was captured in the Middle East between March 1917 and September 1918.

The gun was given to the town of Arrowtown in 1921 and put on display in 1923 when the war memorial was unveiled.
What type of artillery is this?: Field gun

Where is this artillery located?: Monument grounds

What military of the world used this device?: Turky

Date artillery was in use: 1/1/1903

Date artillery was placed on display: 1/1/1923

Artillery is no longer operational: yes

Still may work: no

Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed

Cost?: Not Listed

Are there any geocaches at this location?: Not listed

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