2nd Guards Field Artillery

The 2nd Guards Field Artillery Regiment (German: 2. Garde-Feldartillerie-Regiment) was an artillery unit in the Imperial German Army prior to and during the First World War. The regiment was part of the 4th Guards Infantry Division.

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