Photos Artillery shells & shrapnel

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Artillery shell before and after it’s been blasted into 7,000 pieces of shrapnel, circa 1908

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Assuming the shell was placed back together accurately?, note the smaller size of shrapnel towards the outside edge.
 
Lieutenant General Henry Shrapnel (3 June 1761 – 13 March 1842) was a British Army officer whose name has entered the English language as the inventor of the shrapnel shell.

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Portrait of Henry Shrapnel (1761-1842)
 

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