Italian Grenades of the Great War Part Four – The BPD Hand Grenade

Here we have the BPD hand grenade, one of the early defensive hand grenades used by the Italian Army during the Great War.  Continue reading

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Italian Grenades of the Great War Part Three – The S.I.P.E. Hand Grenade

Back in the world of hand grenades that look like hand grenades (at least to those of us of my generation), this is one of the most common types of defensive grenade used by Italian troops during the Great War.  Continue reading

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Italian Grenades of the Great War Part Two – The Carbone Type C Hand Grenade

Those of you with good memories might be thinking that I’ve shown you this type of wire-handled grenade before.  Continue reading

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Italian Grenades of the Great War Part One – The Lenticolare M.14 Hand Grenade & Other Tales

Which also happens to be the answer to Mystery Item No. 2Continue reading

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And Finally……Weird Scenes from the Carpathians

The Austro-Hungarians could be quite weird too.  Continue reading

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My, What Big Hands You Have……

Continuing the theme, here’s some more weirdness from the other side.  The literal translation is ‘substitute women in the field’.  Form an orderly queue, boys.

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It’s All Very Odd……

I do hope you enjoyed the opportunity for a glimpse at the chaos behind the scenes here at theBigNote.  I refer to the post from earlier today that quite obviously was not intended to be published and, curiously, wasn’t actually published – there are failsafes that are supposed to ensure such things do not occur, and believe it or not, I tend not to publish draft posts – that would be a bit weird.  So I have no idea what occurred, but things being weird, we’ll continue the theme with some forgetful German soldiers,… Continue reading

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