Karori_Dean, on 29 May 2012 - 09:05 AM, said:
OK does anyone have any leads on the shell identification?
K-D, Yes I can recommend an organisation, and they'll give you lessons and a nice set of multi coloured clothes to wear! All you have to do is take this Shilling Sir and for the next few years we'll teach you everything you need to know, (I fell for that one!!).Joking aside get a copy of the Treatise of Ammunition 1915. That's available from Naval and Military Press in the Uk and has a good percentage of the British munitions from that period. Even Kiwi's can learn this stuff! My other half is a Kiwi and when we are digging on the battlefields, (Authorised, correctly conducted archaeological projects) she can now recognise most common items when they are found. She did get an interesting day out with my French counterparts the sécurité civile démineurs, who let her work with them for a day, (being blond with all the requsite other assets may have swayed this descision!).If you want other advice on how to learn about this subject then PM me and we can talk.Regards,Rod