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UNG cadets complete cannon restoration
World War II-era anti-tank weapon refurbished by campus groups
A view of one of the two 57 mm anti-tank M1A1 cannons unveiled and dedicated Saturday morning at the University of North Georgia’s Dahlonega campus. The World War II-era cannons were restored by cadets and Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, of UNG. - photo by CHARLES PHELPS
Vintage World War II artifacts are often seen in museums, or in a collector’s personal collection. In some cases, their condition isn’t pristine. A few cadets at the University of North Georgia’s Dahlonega campus showed that tackling a restoration challenge involving World War II antiques was hard work, but well worth it.