Punch,  46 (1864), 231.

Eyes Right, Volunteers!





Military Technology, Accidents, Manufactories, Crime

    Discusses correspondence in The Times from 'A Surgeon to a London Hospital' and 'A Volunteer' who discuss the dangers of using 'cheap percussion caps', ammunition that has removed the eyes of rifle users. Punch links the faulty caps to their 'cheap' composition, but thinks this is 'too much of a piece with the reckless rascality prevalent amongst the present race of commercial men to excite any wonder', although it wonders why 'the officials' who supply ammunition to volunteers have allowed this to happen

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