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David Filsell

In the obituary today of the well known actor John Shrapnel The Daily Telegraph noted:

"An ancestor, Lt General Henry Shrapnel (1761 - 1842),  invented the Shrapnel artillery shell - designed to explode on impact - giving his name to the metal fragments produced."

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Coldstreamer

Ive seen a thread on here before about how shrapnel got its name from him

but you need to explain the relevance to ww1 or feel wrath of a mod :ph34r:

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6 minutes ago, Coldstreamer said:

Ive seen a thread on here before about how shrapnel got its name from him

but you need to explain the relevance to ww1 or feel wrath of a mod :ph34r:

 

Enough threads connecting WWI with shrapnel  for David not to have explain the relevance? But perhaps we have already discussed?  Take your pick:

Shrapnel wounds - Other Great War Chat - Great War

 
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Coldstreamer

I didnt think it was to discuss shrapnel sorry but a topic regarding people who lived at a time period we dont cover that gave their name to something that was ww1 related ? Ill go back into skindles bar me thinks..."SVEN...nuts!"

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BullerTurner
On 20/02/2020 at 16:54, David Filsell said:

In the obituary today of the well known actor John Shrapnel The Daily Telegraph noted:

"An ancestor, Lt General Henry Shrapnel (1761 - 1842),  invented the Shrapnel artillery shell - designed to explode on impact - giving his name to the metal fragments produced."

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Balls.

 

i mean of course that Shrapnel’s shell contained shrapnel bullets, rather than fragments of the case to deliver lethal effects. 😉

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Neill Gilhooley

...and time fuzed to explode in the air, not impact...

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BullerTurner
On 15/04/2020 at 07:58, Neill Gilhooley said:

...and time fuzed to explode in the air, not impact...

Quite.  

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Except when used as percussion shrapnel in the bombardment of villages, houses, woods, etc. Fuzes for shrapnel shell are T and P, with the P facility admittedly removed for anti-aircraft purposes.

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Used also with the 106 fuse on barbed wire.

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