M.1914 Hotchkiss in action

2017 Apr 4

Name: Pierre M.

Theme: World War II (1940)


Details: This group of French machine gunners is in training during 1940’s spring. Their weapon is a heavy  Model 1914 Hotchkiss machine gun. Although completely outdated because of its weight and its rigid supply bands in 8mm Lebel, this weapon is still equipped the French army on the evening of the Second World War. In a few months, the training will leave its place to the hard reality of the fighting.


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