15" Naval Shell

by MikeInDevon

A 15" Naval Shell stand outside the 16th century Sexton's Cottage in 'Widecombe in the Moor', the inscribed plaque reads:

'This 15" Naval Shell was presented by the National War Savings Committee in 1920 to the people of Widecombe in recognition of their efforts during the First World War gathering Sphagnum Moss for use in the treatment of wounds'


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Uploaded21/09/2021 - 21:18
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Focal Length50mm

Posted 22/09/2021 - 00:40 Link
I thought the war itself was barbaric enough!
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Posted 22/09/2021 - 13:37 Link
Amazingly the use of Sphagnum Moss is well recognised for this sort of medical use, e.g. see the link below:


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