21st Divisional Artillery Instruction 21 June 1916

21st Divisional Artillery Instruction 21 June 1916

BM.32

Copy of Fourth Army No I.G. 144/16 dated 17-6-16
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A blind shell picked up recently near NAB, E. of AUTHUILLE has been examined by the chemical expert who pronounces it to be a “K” shell.

The contents are slightly lachrymatory and highly poisonous.

Our gas masks are, however, proof against it.

This shell was fired from a 15 cm Howitzer.

These shells are heavier than H.E. shells of the same calibre. It is therefore possible that the enemy may be registering with these shells with a view to their employment in the future.

The shell is painted grey with a large K in yellow on it. a careful look-out is to be kept for similar blind shells, and a report forwarded at once through A.H.Q. giving the exact locality as to where they fall.
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9th F.A. Brigade
7th -“-

For information and action.

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Captain, R.F.A.,
Brigade-Major, 21st Divn. Artillery
21-6-16

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