Hello, just wondering if someone can help shed some light on this?
I have an artillery shell which my father gave me, which is supposedly the last shot fired in the Korean War. I wanted to find some more info on it, and possibly validate whether it actually is.
It was given to him in 1962 (when he was a teenager) by George Solomon who served in the Korean war (NZ army). George told him it was the last shot fired. The shell case is engraved in English and Korean and is dated 1951. I have no idea of what the Korean translates to.
Anyway, my father was not one to tell tales or make stuff up. In fact, he rubbed a number of antique dealers up the wrong way, for exposing them for bullshit stories, or selling pieces that were not 100% authentic (or fraken pieces). In fact, I didn’t like going with him to antique fairs, as I knew he’d embarrass me by calling people out.
I’m a bit conflicted here. I don’t know enough about the history, but didn’t the Korean war end in 53? Any insight/help is appreciated. I’m a new user, so I can only upload one photo, but I’ll add more details when I get home from work.