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Shrapnel, shells and shot for the camp of the war liars

Walter Jaeger

Shrapnel, shells and shot for the camp of the war liars

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Published by M. Schmetterling in [New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1914-1918.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Walter Jaeger.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD525 .J3
    The Physical Object
    Pagination63 p. ;
    Number of Pages63
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6578441M
    LC Control Number15015515
    OCLC/WorldCa19940424


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Shrapnel, shells and shot for the camp of the war liars by Walter Jaeger Download PDF EPUB FB2

Field Shrapnel Value; Reference: WRDb Title: Shrapnel, Shells and Shot for the Camp of the War Liars. Shrapnel, shells and shot for the camp of the war liars. Home. Our collections. Souvenirs and ephemera Shrapnel, shells and shot for the camp of the war liars.

description Object description. Original Acc. Show more. Object details Category Souvenirs and ephemera Creator JAEGER, WALTER (Author) Walter Jaeger (Publisher). Technical considerations. The size of shrapnel balls in World War I was based on two considerations.

One was the premise that a projectile energy of about 60 foot-pounds force (81 J) was required to disable an enemy soldier. A typical World War I 3-inch (76 mm) field gun shell at its maximum possible range traveling at a velocity of feet/second, plus the additional velocity from the.

Shrapnel evolved from Grape shot(shooting little balls like a shotgun from a cannon), the earliest was used during the US civil War, Boshin Wars from what I can recall, it was massed used during WWI where these shells filled with metal shards would explode in proximity and raining metal shard in an array of area(although sometime it will just plunge to the ground and explode like a grenade.

Shrapnel mounted on square wooden base, shrapnel is engraved with inscription on one side which reads '11'' SHELL FROM THE ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE BATTLE OF THE PLATE '.

History note Piece of shrapnel from a shell fired by the Graf Spee during. Armies used shrapnel shells for a good 30 years after World War I. The shells even saw service in World War II, if only in units armed with obsolete artillery pieces.

By the early s, however, it had become clear that the shrapnel shell’s days were numbered. This separation of balls and bursting charge made the shells much less likely to go off prematurely. The shrapnel shell had now reached the form in which it would enter the First World War and I will cover the role of shrapnel in that conflict in the next part of this article.

= = = = = = = = = = Diagram of 19th century shrapnel shell airburst. Shrapnel; Common shell; Case shot; Shrapnel. Lieutenant Henry Shrapnel of the Royal Artillery invented 'a spherical case shot' in This consisted of a circular missile, containing musket balls, and detonated by a time fuze.

Shrapnel remained in service until the end of the Great War. The nose of the shell contained time and percussion fuze. Get this book in print. A Romance of the Civil War (Classic Reprint) Northern numbers once passed Pembroke perhaps prisoner replied rifle rode rose seemed Seminary Ridge sentinel Shaftoe sharpshooters shells Shiloh shot shoulder shouted shrapnel Sibley side silent skirmishers smile smoke soldiers soon South Southern army Southern troops.

To save himself from the flying shrapnel of the two high explosive shells that have burst near, this Tommy has flung himself flat on the ground Filling shrapnel shells in a British munitions factory, World War I, Managed by a timed fuse shrapnel was designed to explode while in mid-air above the enemy's trench positions.

The rapid dispersal of the shell's contents, be it lead or steel, was designed to cause maximum casualties with minimal artillery effort; in essence a modern-day equivalent of.

Israel has warned it is 'closer to war' than ever with Hamas as missile sirens blared throughout the night, and fighter jets and attack helicopters pounded targets in Gaza. Israeli sirens warning. Hi all, A little info on these Somme found (Shrapnel) shell projectiles please?.

British. German. Size. I think the 2 smaller ones (same size) are British 18 pounders?. The larger one not sure, its nearly 4 in diameter. Any help would be much appreciated. Cheers. But to understand the shrapnel shell properly, it is necessary to step back in time even further. Over a century before the First World War, during the wars against Napoleon, artillery (cannons) fired three main types of ammunition: round shot, canister and common shell.

Shrapnel Shot is a Technology and shot type in Empire: Total War. Description This explosive projectile inflicts casualties by liberally peppering enemies with shot and iron splinters as it bursts above them.

Canister shells are intended to turn cannons into enormous shotguns or blunderbusses, treating men as so many targets to be shredded with musket balls. They have a limited range and. Field artillery in the American Civil War refers to the artillery weapons, equipment, and practices used by the Artillery branch to support the infantry and cavalry forces in the field.

It does not include siege artillery, use of artillery in fixed fortifications, or coastal or naval does it include smaller, specialized artillery classified as small arms. Case shot was an anti-personnel projectile, meaning it was used against soldiers.

It was a hollow shell filled with scraps of metal called shrapnel. Once fired at an approaching formation, the shell could explode in mid-air, spreading the shrapnel across a large radius. Originally published by the Australian National University Press inthis is a reprint of the Penguin edition published in A study based on the diaries and letters of approximately Australians who fought as front line soldiers in the Great War () and who contributed to the ANZAC Legend.

It attempts to show how and why the war affected the fighting men and in turn the 5/5(1). Percussion Shells, or Percussive Shells, are a Technology and shot type in Empire: Total War.

Description This is a cannon shell which explodes on impact, rather than as the result of a burning fuse igniting the bursting charge. Explosive shells usually rely on the gunner lighting a separate fuse on the shell itself prior to the gun being fired.

The fuse burns at a set rate, and explodes after. r/Warthunder: This is a subreddit for War Thunder, a cross platform vehicular combat MMO developed by Gaijin Entertainment for Microsoft Windows Press J to jump to the feed.

Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. In pre-World War II days, shrapnel was regarded as the most efficient type of ammunition against troops in the open.

The 75mm shrapnel projectile contained lead balls, each about a half-inch in diameter, in a smoke-producing matrix. The mm shrapnel packed a lethal load of balls. I have read all your stories on WW2, and each one I can relate to, I expect the shrapnel and shell nose cones came from the same place as mine, from the five, inch naval guns situated by the.

Shrapnel Shells Shrapnel shells are another form of antipersonnel shells. They were first developed by Henry Shrapnel in the s and were originally called case shot. Shrapnel shells were phased out of use by most countries by the end of WW2.

Modern (post) shrapnel shells are are filled with lead balls in a matrix of resin. Shell, variously, an artillery projectile, a cartridge case, or a shotgun cartridge. The artillery shell was in use by the 15th century, at first as a simple container for metal or stone shot, which was dispersed by the bursting of the container after leaving the gun.

Explosive shells came into use in the 16th century or perhaps even earlier. "Shrapnel Charlie" (Ivan Sinnaeve) in his workshop talking about artillery shells from the First World War. Talks about the fuses they use with special markings and how they are carried in the.

Rear charge shrapnel shells were organized a bit like flying guns. The same design was used by all the fighting countries. For instance, in the case of the French 75mm shrapnel shell ( kg), the base and cylindrical body was made of hot formed steel in one piece.

-Shrapnel melted onto the aluminium, and you can just imagine your crew member, behind these two, all into me, into the shells. -Oh, it would. "In fact, the only casualties were caused by the falling shrapnel" World War Two on the Edmonton home front "Frank Clarke reports that during the blitz, the site later used for the Italian Prisoner of War Camp housed an Ack Ack battery and most nights when they fired, it was more scary than the bombing.

Abstract. During the summer of the recently launched British film fan magazine Pictures and the Picturegoer was flourishing.

Aiming at a largely female readership, it had established a successful format of film star portraits and film stories, gossip, poems, jokes.

Survived: Suffered severe shrapnel wounds at al-Hanna, Iraq, April Injured by falling timber under shelling in France, August At Gallipoli in the winter of Attlee gained a.

A U.S. Army attack on a Vietcong camp near the Cambodian border, in March The Vietnam War signaled a broad shift in the understanding of war trauma.

Credit. They relied almost entirely on the shell's velocity for their lethality. The munition has been obsolete since the end of World War I for anti-personnel use, when it was superseded by high-explosive shells for that role. The functioning and principles behind Shrapnel shells are fundamentally different from high-explosive shell fragmentation.

New book 'Forgotten' details how heroism of black soldiers in World War II has long been ignored. at Home and at War," was born. A shell landed on the hood of a jeep, incinerating the four. Here is a video where I show the 15 artillery shells I found this summer in one spot.

You will get to see me "cracking the crust" on some of them and discovering some very rare shells. All Quiet on the Western Front (German: Im Westen nichts Neues, lit. 'Nothing New In the West') is a novel by Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran of World War book describes the German soldiers' extreme physical and mental stress during the war, and the detachment from civilian life felt by many of these soldiers upon returning home from the front.

Walter Jaeger has written: 'Company law and business taxes in Great Britain' -- subject(s): Business, Corporation law, Taxation 'Shrapnel, shells and shot for the camp of the war liars' -- subject.

The Department of Veterans Affairs notes that 42 million men and women served the U.S. during the Revolutionary War, War ofIndian Wars, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War. Primary Sources Harry Patch. Henry (Harry) Patch, the son of a stonemason, was born in Bath, on 17th June He attended Coombe Down School and later recalled: "I was fifteen when I left, but I continued to study afterwards.

At eighteen I sat for the registered plumber's certificate." Patch's older brother was in the Royal Engineers and took part in the early stages of the First World War.

- I lived in Mafeking as a boy from Knew people who had lived through the Siege, eg the Goodyears who ran the museum. Their brother cycled through shot & shell as one of Baden-Powell's messengers, then was killed by a cricket ball. InI was blown up by a 7lb shell encased in lead being melted by my brother & a friend for catapult slugsK pins.

Edwin Campion Vaughn was a junior officer in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment during the Great War. This book is his diary from January to Augusttaking him from joining his regiment in France through to the slaughter and horror of Passchendale.

This is very much a " warts and all" account told purely from Edwin Vaughan's point of view/5(12). Didn't know, it was supped to be used as anti tank shell.

When I google Shrapnel-Ammo all infos are about being an anti infantry shell. Thanks for the info. Technically it's a multipurpose shell.

It sacrifices AI power for AT, but there's no reason to unload a shrapnel shell and load up an HE shell when you run up on some infantry.Shrapnel, common shell and case shot were provided. Ammunition holdings per gun were 24 shrapnel, 12 common shell and 4 case shot.

This shows that shrapnel was the main projectile of the 9 pr. Common shell exploded on impact, and case shot was like an enlarged shotgun round.

Its effective range was no more than m.Altimeters on the flack shells would be set to explode at the prescribed altitude. There were instances where flack shells would pass through a bomber and explode at a higher altitude.

Flack could send shrapnel through the aircraft or if it exploded close to or in the bomber it .