The Rifle Grenade Part One (or Italian Grenades of the Great War Part Six) – The Benaglia Rifle Grenade

I am not a serious collector of rifle grenades, but bearing in mind the recent post on Grenade Throwers & Launchers, a couple of basic posts on rifle grenades might not go amiss, illustrated by a few examples that I do happen to own.  Continue reading

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British Hand Grenades of the Great War – The Mills Bomb

It would be remiss of me not to include the ubiquitous Mills Bomb in this series of posts about Great War hand grenades, although I am not a collector of British grenades per se, and wouldn’t pretend to know as much about them as perhaps I do about those of some other nations.  So just the basics this post, illustrated by the two examples I own, interspersed with some pictures of grenade production, preparation & training.  Continue reading

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Mystery Item No. 3 – The Answer & Other Miscellanea

For those of you still wondering – well done to Andrew and in particular Walter – exactly what this little bottle is, let’s not string it out.  Here’s the answer.  Continue reading

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Mystery Item No. 3

What might this be, and what was it used for?  Continue reading

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Italian Grenades of the Great War Part Five – The Excelsior-Thévenot P2 Hand Grenade

Allow me to introduce you to the Excelsior-Thévenot P2 hand grenade.  Continue reading

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Coming Soon to a Website Near You!

For those of you currently struggling with all things grenades, here’s a cemetery for you (grenades, cemeteries, that’s some weird site you got there, boy).  Continue reading

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French Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Three – The Citron Foug Modèle 1916

Well, the Citron bit is fairly obvious, in that it’s shaped like a lemon.  Continue reading

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