Punch,  12 (1847), 122.

Explosion of the Gun-Cotton



News-Commentary, Drollery


Military Technology, War

    Notes the declining enthusiasm for gun cotton, which has failed to fulfil such 'brilliant promises' as doing 'away with war, by making the destruction of the human species so easy that a baby might be a Field-Marshall'.

© Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Project, Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, 2005 - 2020

Printed from Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: An Electronic Index, v. 4.0, The Digital Humanities Institute <http://www.sciper.org> [accessed ]