Artillery was the decisive weapon of the great war it dominated the battlefields yet the history of artillery during the conflict has been neglected and its impact on the fighting is inadequately understood. World war 1 was a war of artillery 75 of casualties are attributed to artillery fire and since the late 19th century the development of field canons howitzers and mortars had made rapid progress. The french 75mm field gun has often been called the artillery piece of the great war brought into service in the last years of the nineteenth century it had a unique recoil mechanism which meant that it could fire between 15 and 30 rounds a minute without the gun moving. Artillery combat in the first world war jun 07 2016 milhisvis world war 1 0 and of course the so called great war was overshadowed by its bigger brother the second world war which saw the widespread and revolutionary use of tanks the rise of air power and the end of the battleship in the beginning of the war the
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