Over the years I have heard various stories that the 7,9x57mm “wood bullet” Platzpatrone 33 cartridge was used in combat during WWII. One veteran claimed they were “poisoned” and something about the splinters made them impossible to be found or removed during surgery. I have also been told that the Germans issued “wooden bullets” during the closing days of the war with the “last ditch” rifles and that they were lethal out to about 100 yards. I have to think that these stories are mostly fantasy, but maybe there is a grain of truth to some of them? Many myths and legends have their roots in some true event. I read somewhere that the Platzpatrone was sometimed used in MG belts to regulate the length of bursts, especially in the MG-42, but I even wonder about that. How about it 7,9 experts?