Hi everybody, this is my first time on your site so if my etiquette is wrong or I make mistakes please feel free to correct me. Thanks. I have dug these up in a field (S.France) They are spread around a large area 10-20cms deep. I think I have identified them as part of french shell casing. The strange thing is that they appear to have all been blown apart as all I am finding is the heavy disc like end, and they have all been fired, or at least their firing cap has been struck. In these fields are also many small pieces of the 'casing tube'. As this field is located behind heavy coastal gun battery, is there a chance that these shells have been modified/ used as for example improvised anti personnel mines? I would appreciate any comments as I have asked around generally and I can't get an answer. So far I have found approx 40 of these. Thank you for your time. Regards, Francis.