Some articles on explosive shells, shells, shell, explosive:
... British explosive shells filled with Lyddite were initially designated "Common Lyddite" and beginning in 1896 were the first British generation of modern "high ... Common Lyddite shells "detonated" and fragmented into small pieces in all directions, with no incendiary effect ... the explosion needed to be delayed until the shell had penetrated its target ...
... The arrival of explosive shells in the 19th century led to yet another stage in the evolution of fortification ... Star forts did not fare well against the effects of high explosive and the intricate arrangements of bastions, flanking batteries and the carefully constructed lines of fire for the defending cannon could be ... extremely vulnerable to bombardment with explosive shells ...
Famous quotes containing the words shells and/or explosive:
“Sing there upon the beach
Till alls beyond deaths reach,
And empty shells reply
That all things flourish.”
—Philip Larkin (19221986)
“Anyone who has obeyed nature by transmitting a piece of gossip experiences the explosive relief that accompanies the satisfying of a primary need.”
—Primo Levi (19191987)