Shrapnel bullets


Talking about shrapnels (see my previous post): this picture shows an example of an Italian shrapnel shell which didn’t work. Indeed shrapnel shells have a time fuze and are supposed to explode close to the target and then eject metallic bullets to allow them to continue along the shell’s trajectory and strike the target individually. The high concentration of bullets and the presence of the metallic disc (which was in the shell, just below the bullets) shows that this shell exploded when it touched the soil, not in the air.

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