Saturday, May 26, 2018

An 8" artillery shell can ruin your whole day

Tim Wolter digs up an unexploded British 8" shell from World War I.  Everybody seemed pretty calm about this, which tells you just how often this happens on the old Western Front lines.

This isn't the shell, it's the fuse:

It seems somewhat poignant this Memorial Day weekend - bringing to light man's inhumanity to man a century after the fact.


ASM826 said...

25 tons of unexploded ordnance in 2016. Been somewhere around that every year and will be for decades to come.

David aka True Blue Sam said...

They all have a secret, and may very well be just like new inside.