Tasker wrote in red:
HE shells Would not Have Been Necessary UNLESS targets required the demolition or Were armored.
Yet it is this that makes the difference in the war of 1870-71 because the German artillery used only percussive shells and theFrench artillery used only fusing shells.
At the very beginning of the war of 14-18, the BEF uses only Shrapnell which the desanvantage much ...
If RA had used 7 pdrs explosive shells in Zululand, it could shoot over 800 yards at Isandhlwana (or the 2 guns of the RA have not fired beyond 600 yards, according to the instructions of LC )and Zulu would not have loved it ...