War Diaries Talk

German Government Allegations re: Tampering with Ammunition

  • cyngast by cyngast moderator

    I came across this in the 1st Cameron Highlanders diary for August 1918. It claims that British soldiers captured by Germans are carrying ammunition that has been tampered with. British G.H.Q. wants to get to the truth of the allegations.

    Does anyone know anything about this? Also, what is the effect on the ammunition of the tampering as described?


  • HeatherC by HeatherC moderator

    I reckon this is a reference to dum-dum bullets. This thread from the Great War forum expands on the subject http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=152331