Monday, January 18, 2016

Timing is everything

These two bullets were found after the Battle of Gallipoli which started in 1915 and ended in 1916 during WWI. The allies consisted of British, French, Australia and New Zealand against a fierce Turkish Army. In the end, the allied side lost 46,000 troops while the Turkish lost 65,000 with the allies retreating from the battle. 


Anonymous said...

That is a 152 grain 7.92 Turk sticking out of an UNFIRED(NO RIFLING) .303Mk7 ball round. As both rounds have steel component parts; I would wonder if that didn't detonate the nitro based "cordite" propellant in the shell casing as it was driven into the poor "Tommy's" gut. I would also wonder how many rounds in his web pouch followed those two thru the hole. Long , slow and painful death in 1915.---Ray

Stackz O Magz said...

Ray you are wise. Please come back and share more of your wisdom when you have time. Thanks