A new plan by the German army for reclaiming used metal is reported
in a recent captured document.
Salvaging of empty cartridge cases, belonging both to small arms and
machine guns, is being encouraged by the inducement of cash payments for
The method appears comparatively simple. The division ammunition supply
depots issue the receipts. Corps ammunition dumps act as the receivers. The
latter pack the collected empties in bulk and send them along to the corps
ammunition depot designated. A certificate also is sent to the effect that no
live ammunition has been included.
The shipping cases are provided with sealing strips carrying:
1. The serial number
3. Unit stamp
4. Signature of ammunition supply depot commander.
Attention is called to the fact that particular care must be taken to
return empties from all weapons, as well as the corresponding packing