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6-veld gun at Zuid-Willemsvaart - may 1940

The hastily fortified bridge [foreground] has been deserted by its defenders. The assistance of a 6-veld [57 mm] gun was apparently not enough to stop the German advance. As a silent witness of the archaic means the defenders of Brabant had at their disposal, the 6-veld gun has been left behind. No time for hitching up the horses and taking the gun along. It was a typical event in the southeast of the Netherlands.

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