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Sir Sam Hughes, Minister of Militia and Defence, Holding a MacAdam Shovel
Sometimes an inventor, Sir Sam Hughes patented - in his personal secretary’s name - a shovel with a hole that a shooter could theoretically use as a shield. Caution kept it from being used on the Front, but thousands of these tools were purchased by the Department of Militia and Defence.
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