Base of an exploded 190 mm artillery projectile

Production date
1914-1918
Country
Germany
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Object detail

Description
Australian soldier battlefield souvenirs, comprising the base of an exploded 190 mm artillery projectile; and a small fragment of driving band allegedly from German artillery shell.
Classification
CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Ordnance shell
CH classification MILITARY Army battlefield souvenirs
CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Ordnance projectile
Production date
1914-1918
Production place
Measurements
Base of shell: Dia 190 x H75 mm
Media/Materials description
Steel
History and use
Base of an exploded 190 mm artillery projectile which fell in the lines of 20th A.A.S.C. (Australian Army Service Corps) at Zevecoten near Reninghelst in Belgium in August, 1917.

The Germans appear never to have used 190 mm guns during the 1914 - 198 war. At that time however both the French and British Royal Navy were making limited use of 190 mm (7.5") guns.
Registration number
H5254

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