Thanks for sharing the article. For sure there is plenty of this stuff still to be discovered.What a find! (My Dad and his comrades threw their weapons into the Baltic. Best to be unarmed when captured.)
.....I hope your Dad shared stories with you of his WW2 experiences.
My Father was always pretty quiet about it. He only opened up in his very last years.
The things some of those guys saw and experienced was unbelievable. It's amazing most of them were able to function "normally" in polite society after the experience.
I've seen some documentaries about Chosin. Horrific what those guys went through. Casualty rate through the roof. I have enormous respect for those guys.The CEOs dad served in Korea, he's in his 80s and has JUST started to talk about it.
Unreal stuff, survived the winter at Chosin Reservoir with only "cool weather" gear (almost NO winter supplies were provided to the troops before winter hit), watched most of his friends die of exposure, had to literally "kick start" their guns to use them (point barrel over the shoulder and "stomp" the charging handle to break the ice free).
I've seen some documentaries about Chosin. Horrific what those guys went through. Casualty rate through the roof. I have enormous respect for those guys.
These days, teachers, the local police and probably the ATF would get involved. The kids would need counseling. Lawmakers would call for more legislation.These days, kids are horrified at finding a boxful of guns, or terrified by the authorities. In my youth, I and 20 of my friends would have had new toys.
Incidentally, the box was likely NOT lead-lined. The inner box would have been tinned steel, with its cover soldered on to be airtight. (I have some similar boxes from WWII of real cabinet quality, with dovetail joints and flush latches.) The one shown in the link is postwar Yugoslav.
Prewar, DWM sometimes used sheet zinc in place of tinned steel; eventually these disintegrated to powder, and may (either intentionally or not) have acted like a sacrificial metal; the ammo inside being perfectly preserved. I had two such cases of 9mm Steyr dated 1938; what I have left is, to this day, still sure-fire. That's quality.
I rather doubt it. Kids here in Florida seem to find weapons all the time. If they turn them in it makes the news in a good way. If they bring them to school in their backpack to show their friends they get arrested and make the news in a bad way.These days, teachers,... The kids would need counseling.
Its call hyperbolizing olsoul. A literary technique using exaggeration to make a point.I rather doubt it. Kids here in Florida seem to find weapons all the time. If they turn them in it makes the news in a good way. If they bring them to school in their backpack to show their friends they get arrested and make the news in a bad way.
Counseling only happens if threats are made or shots are fired.
In September here in Florida a Santaluces High School Principal found a semi-automatic 380 pistol in a back pack while searching for unauthorized food. He noticed a student left school grounds and bought food from a food truck. When the student returned to campus the principal found the weapon. The student said he found it on the way to school that day...no counseling, just arrest.