Author Archives: Magicfingers

Puttenham Cemetery

Here’s one for you Google Earthers.  Within the grounds of Puttenham Golf Club, just over 500 yards from Puttenham parish church, and after a bit of searching among the trees adjoining the 18th fairway, you’ll find Puttenham Cemetery. It’s only … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Ore War Memorial

One hundred and forty three names, to save you counting, including eight late additions at the bottom. Oops!

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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 … 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. 

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Mystery Item No. 3

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

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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. 

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