Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:53 AM
I'm currently reading the war diary of Lt. Col. R.G.A. Hamilton (Master of Belhaven) and in it he refers to something called a "Jack Johnson."
It's obviously a reference to a particular type of shell fired by the Germans but I was wondering if anyone can clarify exactly how large these shells were and what type of explosive charge we would be talking about.
Likewise, which kind of German gun would fire such things as "whizz bangs"?