Category Archives: French Hand Grenades

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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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. 

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French Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Two – The Percutante No. 1 (P1)

This is the French Percutante No. 1 defensive hand grenade, referred to in the trenches, as you might imagine, as the ‘pear’ grenade. 

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French Hand Grenades of the Great War Part One – Grenade Modèle 1914

Now that’s what I call a proper Boy’s Own bomb. 

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