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A French anti aircraft gun crew stationed on the observation deck of the Eiffel Tower stands ready to fire on any German aircraft approaching Paris. The crew consists of three gunners, and several spotters scanning the sky for signs of enemy aircraft approaching.

A group of spotters in the background is manning a large search light to help pinpoint German fighters or bombers in the dark.

The weapon being used in an antiaircraft role is the unreliable French made made designed St. Etienne machine gun, which was withdrawn from active front line service after 1917.

Machine Gun Crew Searching for Raiding German Aircraft