In my town in France there are two war memorials, one WW1 combined with WW2, Algeria etc and the older one, which is pictured here, and ,which is, I suspect, for the Franco-Prussian War. The statue looks like a Garde Mobile (in heroic pose) but the reason why I am showing the post is because of the four steel gun barrels at the four corners. They look like Prussian 4pdrs from that war and I recall reading that they were lethal guns and, oddly, had better performance than the heavier 6pdr. I say I think they might be Prussian 4pdrs going by the design but someone out there will know better and might comment below. They are certainly steel barrels and breach loaders too.
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