Guest Posted 23 January , 2018 Share Posted 23 January , 2018 (edited) Could any ordnance expert advise? I have a local casualty where one obituary (his school) says that he was killed by a German 5.9" shell while whistling the school hymn-and that the shell landed almost at his feet. It struck me this might be an exaggeration as -is this right-anyone likely to have been close enough to hear him whistling would also have been killed by the blast. (I also assume that when a report-as with others- says that a shell landed"at his feet"(or similar), that this is a polite way of saying the man was blown to bits. What was the effective killing and blast range of this shell?- I regret Mr. Wikipedia has failed me on this. (The man was Captain A.J..Waugh, RAMC, attached 1st Bn. North Staffords,) Edited 23 January , 2018 by Guest Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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