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Some relics from the Somme

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    Thanks for the fuze info.

  2. #12

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    Hi Spitace,

    Try this linky regarding German fuses and see if you can match them up!

    Passion & Compassion 1914-1918 : WW1 militaria and technical documentation - artillery fuses

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

  3. #13

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    Cheers big ned. I'm starting to get into these WW1 German fuzes now. Might start a collection!

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    Great finds , hope to see some more , cheers Raymond

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    The item in the last picture is I believe a section of Bangalore Torpedo used to clear pathways through uncut wire prior to advance. These were in heavy duty short pipe sections packed with HE and fitted together with a simple connector and were initiated via a fuse from a "safe" distance. They were invented in 1912 and widely used on the Western Front, I have seen many of these around the Leipzig Redoubt and have read that the wire here was particularly thick around this fortified stong point.

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    WW1 isn't realy my area of expertise,
    but It might be a tail from a M.L. 2-inch or larger trench mortar (also called Lollypops or Toffee Apple trench mortar bomb).

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    Hi the last picture is the shaft off a british toffee apple.

  8. #18

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    Hi, the tubular metal item looks like the shaft of a toffee apple mortar.

  9. #19

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    i have a crazy feeling I found the long pole in that last photo three weeks ago and left it because i didn't know what it was!!

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