It Wasn’t A Kaboom

A page from the Canadian War Museum.  The caption reads, in part, ….

“Lieutenant Goodwin Otter Kemp of the 38th Battalion was carrying this revolver when it was hit by a German bullet.”

Worth a look, if only to see when a man uses up all the good luck he will ever have for the rest of his life.

5 Responses to “It Wasn’t A Kaboom”

  1. Sam L. says:

    Musta been hit by a steel-jacketed bullet. It just seems so unlikely to me that a bullet could penetrate a barrel.

    • Windy Wilson says:

      The Geneva Conventions prohibit soft point bullets. As far as I know, even while the Jews, Gypsies, and other “undesirables” were being gassed and incinerated in boxcar lots, and all sorts of atrocities were being committed in the war in the east, the Nazis used full metal jacketed bullets.
      It’s entirely reasonable to me that the bullet was not only FMJ, but steel core armor-piercing, as well.

  2. Jamezb says:

    Give me a hacksaw, crown tool, and a tig welder and I can make you a sweet desk gun out of that in about 20 minutes! 🙂

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