But surely that was the origin of the claymore mine?Soren wrote:The worst thing I heard wasn't from the public, but from one of the re-enactors.
I used to be in a 30 Years War group, mostly Scottish, but since I'm Dane I protrayed one within the group. One of the guys in the group, Clann Tartan, was telling a host of kids (on a school day) that the Scots used to dig a deep slender hole, fill it with gun powder, stick their claymores, handle 1st, into the holes and then light off to powder and shoot the claymores into the enemy. I quit the group right after that.
I'm sure that I read of claymores found with 'pointed end towards enemy' etched on the blades. In gaelic, of course.