Morell - St. Peters Collection

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18 Pounder British Field Gun
18 Pounder British Field Gun
This is a picture of a British 18 pounder field gun. This type of field gun proved very useful in World War One because it had mobility compared to heavier types of artillery. It also had a very high rate of fire and could fire high explosive rounds, shrapnel rounds, armour piercing rounds, gas rounds, incendiary, smoke rounds and illumination shells.
18 Pounder Shrapnel Shell
18 Pounder Shrapnel Shell
This is a picture of a British 18 pound field gun shrapnel shell. A shrapnel Shell would not explode on impact. Instead it would explode before impact to rain down pieces of metal or ball bearings housed inside the shell. This would maximize the damage across a wide area.
Anti-aircraft Gun
Anti-aircraft Gun
Due to technology advances in airplanes, by the start of World War Two planes were very capable of going on long bombing raids and returning within a several hours. This is why anti-aircraft defenses were needed. This is type of anti-aircraft gun was primarily used during World War Two. It was used almost exclusivley as a defensive weapon by both the miliary and civillian defense groups in major cities during the war.
Back Of Original Painting
Back Of Original Painting
This is the back of an original painting which was a sovenir from Belgium. This is a small letter from Joe Bambrick.
Bambrick Letter Home
Bambrick Letter Home
This is a letter written by Earl Bambrick. This letter was sent home to his sister Patsy Bambrick.
Bambrick Letter Home 2
Bambrick Letter Home 2
This is a letter written by Joseph Bambrick. The letter was written while he was serving in the Netherlands. It was written to his sister Patsy Bambrick.
Bambrick Letter Home 3
Bambrick Letter Home 3
This was another letter written by Joseph Bambrick. It was sent to his sister Patsy Bambrick.
Billy O'Hanley in Uniform
Billy O'Hanley in Uniform
A picture of Billy O'Hanley in uniform.
Billy O'Hanley's Medals
Billy O'Hanley's Medals
A picture of Billy O'Hanley's wartime service medals.
Canadian War Services Letter
Canadian War Services Letter
A letter sent by Canadian War Services to the Barry family stating John had been wounded for a second time.
Earl Bambrick
Earl Bambrick
This is a picture of Earl Bambrick in uniform.
Earl Bambrick On Base
Earl Bambrick On Base
This is a picture of Earl Bambrick on base. The Bambrick family were popular musicians from the area. This is Earl playing a fiddle. It's unknown if the base is in Canada or Europe.

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