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Merde by tuomaskoivurinne Merde by tuomaskoivurinne
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light machinegunner from the Légion Étrangère with his jammed CSRG (Chauchat) M1915, during the French Foreign Legion's attack at Cumières, late August 1917.
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TheWildWestPyro Oct 11, 2013  Student Writer
The Chauchat was TERRIBLE. If I had to change WWI, I would fire the idiot who made them equip this and proceed to give the French Lewis Guns and melt down the Chauchats for shells.
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:iconemillie-wolf:
The chauchat was not the worst gun, it was just not made for a muddy or dusty environnment. Don't forget it was an individual fully automatic weapon at a time when this kind of weapons were very rare.
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tuomaskoivurinne Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely true. The weapon tested very well on a shooting range and occasionally even in action. However it did receive a bad reputation for its shortcomings.
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:iconemillie-wolf:
Yes. It was not a weapon for trenches battle. Most of people think it's an ugly weapon, but me, I like this shape, so archaic !
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vampiremetalboy Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
He's probably saying "Merde" because he got a fucking Chauchat
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:iconwolfwithglasses:
Chauchat, one of the greatest fails in history of machineguns.
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bethsaida Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
is the title referring to his chauchat?
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:iconcolonelbsacquet:
Most likely yes. Plus, it's also what the legionnaire is saying in a fit of anger, considering his LMG chose that moment to jam.
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:iconmjp-70:
Komeeta jälkee!
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:iconinsanitymaster:
You seize all the feeling of a First World War battle , with colours , the smoke and the fog in the background ! great job !
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