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The Easter Rising Part Four – St. Stephen’s Green Park & the Royal College of Surgeons

St. Stephens Green Park, scene of serious fighting during the first days of the Easter Rising. 

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Der Deutsche Infanterieschild

Here’s an interesting relic that resides behind my chair whilst I’m typing this bunkum.

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Austro-Hungarian Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Ten – The Zeitzünder M16 Grenade

The Zeitzünder M15 was superseded by the M16 ‘Torpedo’ in 1916, ostensibly because it had a greater range, although the M15 continued to be used, presumably until stocks ran out.  The M16 was a smooth tube, cast-iron canister grenade that, like the … Continue reading

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Austro-Hungarian Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Nine – The Zeitzünder M15 Grenade Part Two

Another Zeitzünder M15 grenade, although unlike the previous example I showed you, this is one hundred percent the hand grenade version, as the handle demonstrates.

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Dublin, March 2018

Well, that was fun.  With the ‘Beast from the East’ still lingering across parts of Ireland – had we arranged to go just a few days earlier, well, we simply wouldn’t have been able to go – yours truly was … Continue reading

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Austro-Hungarian Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Eight – The Zeitzünder M15 Grenade Part One

This is the Zeitzünder M15 grenade, or the Guguruz, meaning something like corn-on-the-cob, as it was colloquially known.

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Austro-Hungarian Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Seven – The Zylindergranade

Given that there ain’t that much going on here at the moment following our Boesinghe tour – at least above water – beneath I am paddling like crazy – here’s another in our sometime series of Great War Austro-Hungarian hand … Continue reading

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