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Posted: 5/22/2003 11:10:47 PM EDT
I know someone really annoying who insists that shotgns were not used at all in the ETO. He's gone so far as to offer 20$ to anyone who can provide proof that they were used in combat (not gaurding prisoners or other rear echelon work) I'd really like to take him down a notch as I do know that shotguns were used in the ETO, not as much as in the pacific but still used. Does anyone here have anything that wold be usefull, a pcture of a GI with a shotgun on the beach would be ideal but anything wold help.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 2:27:25 AM EDT
I don't know if this will be of much help, since you're talking WWII, but In WWI the germans protested the the americans were using Shotguns to clear trenches. They said it was inhumane. This coming from a bunch of guys that would crucify british prisoners, and use poison gas!
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 2:48:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By crumabn: I don't know if this will be of much help, since you're talking WWII, but In WWI the germans protested the the americans were using Shotguns to clear trenches. They said it was inhumane. This coming from a bunch of guys that would crucify british prisoners, and use poison gas!
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The Allies used poison gas much more often than the Germans. The wind was generally blowing toward the German lines, away from the Allied lines (East).
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 4:10:21 AM EDT
I remember an episode of Mail Call where they did a segment on samuri swords. They showed a sword's sheath that was captured by a Marine during a battle in WWII. The sheath was peppered with shot from a shotgun. Don't know if this is the proof you want.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 4:26:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SMProud: I remember an episode of Mail Call where they did a segment on samuri swords. They showed a sword's sheath that was captured by a Marine during a battle in WWII. The sheath was peppered with shot from a shotgun. Don't know if this is the proof you want.
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ETO = European Theater of Operatrions
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