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"Ammunition: A Historical Journey Through Warfare" From the New British Sten gun by G. H

Background imageAmmunition Collection: New British Sten gun by G. H. Davis

New British Sten gun by G. H. Davis
The Sten gun: the new British machine gun, introduced during the Second World War, explained in detail. It is a simplified Tommy-gun that fires almost any type of 9mm ammunition at 550 rounds per

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Preparations for the Easter (Dublin) Rising of 1916 Mary Spring Rice and Molly

Preparations for the Easter (Dublin) Rising of 1916 Mary Spring Rice and Molly Childers on the yacht Asgard bring guns from Germany to the Irish Volunteers, July 1914

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Brimstone air-to-ground missile on a triple launcher

Brimstone air-to-ground missile on a triple launcher

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Gun Running by Ulster Volunteer Force

Gun Running by Ulster Volunteer Force
Rifles and ammunition are landed at Donaghadee, County Down, by the Ulster Volunteer Force and loaded onto a charabanc usually used in the summer for tourists to the area

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Scene near Mametz Wood, Western Front, WW1

Scene near Mametz Wood, Western Front, WW1
German ammunition wagons destroyed by British artillery fire near Mametz Wood on the Western Front in France during World War One. Date: circa 1916

Background imageAmmunition Collection: VIETNAM WAR: ARTILLERY. An American artilleryman discards a spent shell casing

VIETNAM WAR: ARTILLERY. An American artilleryman discards a spent shell casing, ejected from a 105mm Howitzer in the central highlands of South Vietnam, March 1967

Background imageAmmunition Collection: British Square / Pollilur

British Square / Pollilur
British East India troops under Colonel Baille form a square, offering meagre resistance to assault by the Indian army of Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali at Pollilur

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Swindon Works War Work, 22nd January 1942

Swindon Works War Work, 22nd January 1942
Female worker machining a 25 PDR shell on 22 January 1942. Munitions work issued by Ministry of Supply

Background imageAmmunition Collection: British Troops Gallipoli

British Troops Gallipoli
British troops advance on mass up the cliffs at Gallipoli off the Dardanelles straits. " Short of ammunition but still they press on, the true bulldog rush of our troops"

Background imageAmmunition Collection: A Winchester Cartridge display board, with a comprehensive selection of metallic

A Winchester Cartridge display board, with a comprehensive selection of metallic
1764812 A Winchester Cartridge display board, with a comprehensive selection of metallic, brass and paper-case rifle and shot cartridges arranged in the form of an extended W (metallic)

Background imageAmmunition Collection: England; A fine side-by-side 12 bore shotgun made by

England; A fine side-by-side 12 bore shotgun made by premier English gunsmiths James Purdey and Sons

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Women workers, World War I

Women workers, World War I
Women workers packing fuse heads in the Coventry Ordnance Works during World War I

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Ammunition Bus, First World War

Ammunition Bus, First World War
Motor bus loaded with ammunition and well guarded leaving the magazine in Hyde Park during World War I

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Cased Colt Dragoon Model 1848 (1st issue) Revolver, England, 1848 / 68. Creator: Unknown

Cased Colt Dragoon Model 1848 (1st issue) Revolver, England, 1848 / 68. Creator: Unknown
Cased Colt Dragoon Model 1848 (1st issue) Revolver, England, 1848/68

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Sketches of the British Army (colour litho)

Sketches of the British Army (colour litho)
1039493 Sketches of the British Army (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sketches of the British Army)

Background imageAmmunition Collection: British soldier bears to the firing line WWI

British soldier bears to the firing line WWI
Double page showing a British private soldier, commonly know as a Tommy, showing a diagram of tools and equipment that he would have carried when marching to the trenches in World War One. 1915

Background imageAmmunition Collection: British artillery men with shells, WW1

British artillery men with shells, WW1
British gunners posed with a large pile of 18 pr. field-gun shells which, according to The Sphere, " are to pound German trenches level with the earth." Date: 1916

Background imageAmmunition Collection: KOREAN WAR: ROCKET. A U. S. Marine Corps 24-rail T66 rocket launcher being loaded on the Korean

KOREAN WAR: ROCKET. A U. S. Marine Corps 24-rail T66 rocket launcher being loaded on the Korean front, early 1950s
KOREAN WAR: ROCKET. A U.S. Marine Corps 24-rail T66 rocket launcher being loaded on the Korean front, early 1950s

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Lance Corporal - Grenadier Guards

Lance Corporal - Grenadier Guards
A Lance Corporal of the Grenadier Guards

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Submarines against the Japanese, 1944

Submarines against the Japanese, 1944
A double page spread in The Sphere, 1944, entitled " Submarines against the Japs: British underwater craft operating in the Far East." On the left hand page

Background imageAmmunition Collection: HALIFAX HARBOR, 1917. View of the wreckage in the railroad yards on the Richmond

HALIFAX HARBOR, 1917. View of the wreckage in the railroad yards on the Richmond side of Halifax harbor following the disastrous explosion and fire of 6 December 1917

Background imageAmmunition Collection: An ammunition column passing through Ypres, 1917

An ammunition column passing through Ypres, 1917. Captain Gilbert Holiday, Royal Field Artillery (1879-1937). Holidays Early Life Was Spent In St

Background imageAmmunition Collection: WORLD WAR I: WOMEN WORKERS. Women welding bomb casings in an American munitions factory, c1917

WORLD WAR I: WOMEN WORKERS. Women welding bomb casings in an American munitions factory, c1917. Oil over a photograph

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Longueval 1916

Longueval 1916
A convoy of British ammunition carts passes through the devastated remains of the village of Longueval, in the heart of the Somme region

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Canon de 75mm Antiaerien Mle 1913-1917

Canon de 75mm Antiaerien Mle 1913-1917, mounted on a De Dion Bouton chassis, with the ammunition carrier also mounted on a De Dion Bouton, Date: circa 1915

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Oerliken 20mm cannon on a Mk.XIV Quadruple mount

Oerliken 20mm cannon on a Mk.XIV Quadruple mount.The Mark XIV quad had cannon modified to use belt ammunition, but this project was abandoned in favour of the twin 40mm Bofors. Date: circa 1943

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Transfer of 8' shells, League Isl'd. 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

Transfer of 8" shells, League Isl'd. 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Transfer of 8" shells, League Isl'd. 1913. Shows armored cruiser USS Brooklyn (CA-3) at League Island, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, PA, in Feb

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Villa & staff, Mexico, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Villa & staff, Mexico, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Villa & staff, Mexico, between c1910 and c1915. Shows Francisco "Pancho" Villa (at the "X"), Calixto Contreras (4th from left) and Fidel Avila (3rd from right)

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Illustrations of the War in Denmark: interior of No. 4 Redoubt at Düppel, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Illustrations of the War in Denmark: interior of No. 4 Redoubt at Düppel, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Illustrations of the War in Denmark: interior of No. 4 Redoubt at Duppel, 1864. Engraving...from a sketch by our Special Artist...[showing] the aspect of Duppel since the storm of war has swept over

Background imageAmmunition Collection: The War in Schleswig: Prussian ammunition-train entering Flensburg - by our special artist, 1864

The War in Schleswig: Prussian ammunition-train entering Flensburg - by our special artist, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The War in Schleswig: Prussian ammunition-train entering Flensburg - from a sketch by our special artist, 1864....the Prussians...have brought up heavy siege-guns and trains of ammunition

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Engraving depicting John Holtum stopping a cannon ball in flight

Engraving depicting John Holtum stopping a cannon ball in flight
5308576 Engraving depicting John Holtum stopping a cannon ball in flight; (add.info.: Engraving depicting John Holtum stopping a cannon ball in flight)

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Revolver with an extractor

Revolver with an extractor
5311761 Revolver with an extractor; (add.info.: Woodcut illustration showing a revolver with an extractor. The gun was broken)

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Sailors on a battleship making munitions for the army, illustration from The Western Front, pub

Sailors on a battleship making munitions for the army, illustration from The Western Front, pub
STC400494 Sailors on a battleship making munitions for the army, illustration from The Western Front, pub. by Country Life Ltd, 1917 (litho) by Bone

Background imageAmmunition Collection: American Revolution, Bar Shot Projectile

American Revolution, Bar Shot Projectile
3501345 American Revolution, Bar Shot Projectile; Private Collection; (add.info.: British iron bar shot with spherical ends found near Fort Haldimand in the Thousand Islands)

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Packet of 10 cartridges For Burnside's Carbine Caliber.54

Packet of 10 cartridges For Burnside's Carbine Caliber.54
3027893 Packet of 10 cartridges For Burnside's Carbine Caliber.54; Private Collection; (add.info.: United States Civil War)

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Opened packet of.54 caliber paper cartridges

Opened packet of.54 caliber paper cartridges
3027509 Opened packet of.54 caliber paper cartridges; Private Collection; (add.info.: Opened packet of.54 caliber paper cartridges); © Don Troiani. All Rights Reserved 2023

Background imageAmmunition Collection: American Civil War, .54 caliber Minnie ball & paper cartridge

American Civil War, .54 caliber Minnie ball & paper cartridge
3027507 American Civil War, .54 caliber Minnie ball & paper cartridge ; Private Collection; © Don Troiani. All Rights Reserved 2023

Background imageAmmunition Collection: 19th Century bronze 6 pounder gun

19th Century bronze 6 pounder gun
3077526 19th Century bronze 6 pounder gun; (add.info.: 19th Century bronze 6 pounder gun. Dated 1813); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageAmmunition Collection: 19th Century bronze 6 pounder gun

19th Century bronze 6 pounder gun
3077525 19th Century bronze 6 pounder gun; (add.info.: 19th Century bronze 6 pounder gun. Dated 1813); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Schenkl solid 20lb. Parrott shot

Schenkl solid 20lb. Parrott shot
3028342 Schenkl solid 20lb. Parrott shot ; New York State Military Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA; © Don Troiani. All Rights Reserved 2022

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Metal Tube Of Tape Primers For Muskets

Metal Tube Of Tape Primers For Muskets
3027901 Metal Tube Of Tape Primers For Muskets; Private Collection; (add.info.: Metal Tube Of Tape Primers For Percussion Muskets); © Don Troiani. All Rights Reserved 2022

Background imageAmmunition Collection: United States Civil War, US Army 1864 Crate for 1000 Patented and Caliber.577 Cartridges

United States Civil War, US Army 1864 Crate for 1000 Patented and Caliber.577 Cartridges
3027892 United States Civil War, US Army 1864 Crate for 1000 Patented and Caliber.577 Cartridges; Private Collection; (add.info.: United States Civil War, U.S)

Background imageAmmunition Collection: British Enfield Minie projectiles

British Enfield Minie projectiles
3027505 British Enfield Minie projectiles; Private Collection; (add.info.: British Enfield Minie projectiles); © Don Troiani. All Rights Reserved 2022

Background imageAmmunition Collection: 58 caliber rifle musket cartridge, Burnside cartridge, Joslyn cartridge

58 caliber rifle musket cartridge, Burnside cartridge, Joslyn cartridge
3027499.58 caliber rifle musket cartridge, Burnside cartridge, Joslyn cartridge; Private Collection; (add.info.:58 caliber rifle musket cartridge, Burnside cartridge)

Background imageAmmunition Collection: 69 Caliber paper cartridge

69 Caliber paper cartridge
3027498.69 Caliber paper cartridge; Private Collection; (add.info.:69 Caliber paper cartridge); © Don Troiani. All Rights Reserved 2022

Background imageAmmunition Collection: Seven Years War- American Revolution, French pattern 1732 bronze mortar

Seven Years War- American Revolution, French pattern 1732 bronze mortar
3501352 Seven Years War- American Revolution, French pattern 1732 bronze mortar; Private Collection; (add.info.: French pattern 1732 bronze mortar); © Don Troiani. All Rights Reserved 2022

Background imageAmmunition Collection: USA History: Distribution of arms and ammunition made in General Crook's camp to the Allied

USA History: Distribution of arms and ammunition made in General Crook's camp to the Allied Indians of the United
5313590 USA History: Distribution of arms and ammunition made in General Crook's camp to the Allied Indians of the United States.; SeM Studio/UIG

Background imageAmmunition Collection: The hall of the million shells, illustration from The Western Front, pub

The hall of the million shells, illustration from The Western Front, pub. by Country Life Ltd, 1917 (litho)
STC400451 The hall of the million shells, illustration from The Western Front, pub. by Country Life Ltd, 1917 (litho) by Bone, David Muirhead (1876-1953); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection




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"Ammunition: A Historical Journey Through Warfare" From the New British Sten gun by G. H. Davis to Gun Running by Ulster Volunteer Force, it has played a crucial role in shaping history. In the preparations for the Easter (Dublin) Rising of 1916, figures like Mary Spring Rice and Molly ensured that every bullet counted, fueling the fight for independence. The British Square at Pollilur stands as a testament to the power in decisive battles throughout time. It exemplifies how well-equipped forces can turn tides and secure victories. During the Vietnam War, artillery became synonymous with destruction. An American artilleryman discards spent shell casings from a 105mm Howitzer in South Vietnam's central highlands - an image that captures both the intensity and aftermath of war. Even on home soil, ammunition production was paramount during times of conflict. Swindon Works War Work on January 22nd, 1942 showcased Britain's determination to arm its troops effectively. Advancements in technology brought about new forms of weaponry such as Brimstone air-to-ground missiles mounted on triple launchers - showcasing how ammunition evolved alongside warfare strategies. Looking back further into history, British Troops at Gallipoli relied heavily on ammunition to navigate treacherous terrains and defend their positions against formidable enemies. Not limited to modern warfare alone, even classic firearms like side-by-side shotguns made by skilled craftsmen had their place in battles throughout England's past - each cartridge loaded representing potential victory or defeat. Transportation also played a vital role when it came to supplying troops with much-needed supplies during World War I; hence an Ammunition Bus became an essential part of military logistics during those trying times. And finally, we delve into historical artifacts like the Cased Colt Dragoon Model 1848 Revolver from England which showcases not only exquisite craftsmanship but also highlights how early weapons shaped the course of history.