The Adam Park Project


A deformed 0.45 ACP Round

Item Information:

Catalogue Number: 18/7/058 Source: TAPP Archaeology Surveys Location: No.18 Adam Park Report No: Report No.4 Artifact Type: Ammunition Production Date: 2010-02-27 00:00:00 Dimensions of Item: Non Noted Copyright with The Adam Park Project

Other Description:

Three .45 ACP rounds were found at No.18 Adam Park. One in particualr appeared to be deformed suggesting that it had been fired and had struck an object

Historic Context:

The discovery of 3x .45ACP at No.18 Adam Parkrounds was encouraging. The Thompson sub machine gun was used by the Cambridgeshires and was particularly useful on patrols and in house to house fighting where the size of the round ensured good stopping power. The only other previous .45 ACP round found on the estate was during the limited survey of No.20 Adam Park known to be an area of bitter close quarters fighting (See Survey 1). A further three rounds at No18 having found none at No17 infers the close quarters fighting was indeed more concentrated the further north the surveys take us towards No’s 19 and 20.

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