THE GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN, APRIL 1915-JANUARY 1916

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  • Q 13282
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1915
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British soldiers making bombs from empty jam tins, filled with old nails, bits of shell and barbed wire, and other scraps of metal, and an explosive charge. A fuse was fitted through the top of the tin, which had' to be lighted by a match. These bombs were first issued in very small quantities about an hour before the third Battle of Krithia, 4th June 1915.

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