Did WWI soldiers urinate on their hot machine guns to keep them cool?

As the National Museum of Arms and Armour, we regularly get asked to share our expert knowledge on all kinds of items in our vast collection. Fact or Fiction? When BBC’s QI boffins contacted us to find out if during WWI soldiers had been known to urinate on their hot machine guns to keep them cool, we were able to confirm that soldiers did indeed collect urine to refill the water jacket of their guns in emergencies: “…Often, in a pinch, when water wasRead more