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German 77 millimetre Model 1896 N/A. Rifled, Breech-Loading Field Gun - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.003 W 075° 43.025
18T E 443894 N 5029494
Quick Description: This damaged, German 77 mm field gun, is located in Gallery 2 of the Canadian War Museum, in Ottawa, Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/12/2019 8:36:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM10QQ2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
From the Canadian War Museum Website:

German 77 millimetre Model 1896 N/A. Rifled, Breech-Loading Field Gun

Canadian infantry captured this German 77 millimetre gun during the attack on Vimy Ridge. It is unclear how its muzzle was destroyed. One source claims that the German gunners attempted to destroy their own gun before it fell into Canadian hands, exploding a shell in the muzzle, but were killed before they could escape.

Artillery Piece
Canadian soldiers captured this 77mm German field gun during the Battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917. The German gunners rendered it inoperable by destroying the muzzle.

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Museum Hours and Fees:

April 29 to September 2, 2019 Monday to Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours subject to change. Statutory holidays falling within this period follow the above hours of operation. September 3, 2019 to March 31, 2020 Monday to Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fees: Adults $17 - Seniors $15 and students $13 Free on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Parking on the street in proximity to the museum as well as on the grounds of the museum is available for a fee. A parking garage is also available on site.

Museum Guide: (visit link)
What type of artillery is this?: German 77 mm Field Gun

Where is this artillery located?: Government building

What military of the world used this device?: German

Date artillery was in use: 7/28/1914

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed

Cost?: Not Listed

Artillery is no longer operational: Not Listed

Still may work: Not Listed

Are there any geocaches at this location?: Not listed

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