Category Archives: Weaponry & Relics

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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A Tour of Boesinghe Part Fourteen – The Carrefour des Roses & Francis Ledwidge Memorial

So here we are in the fields on the eastern side of the Yser Canal, looking west towards the spire of Boesinghe church, some three quarters of a mile away on the other side of the water.

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Austro-Hungarian Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Six – The Schwere Hand Grenade Part Three

This is the third, and largest, example of a Schwere hand grenade that I can show you, and this is a seriously heavy piece of kit, weighing in at just under three pounds.

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Austro-Hungarian Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Five – The Schwere Hand Grenade Part Two

This is a medium Schwere hand grenade, weighing in at about ten ounces, considerably heavier than the previous Schwere I showed you.

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Austro-Hungarian Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Four – The Schwere Hand Grenade Part One

Schwere hand grenades, made of cast-iron, and in quite a number of different styles and sizes, were used by Austro-Hungarian forces throughout the war.

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Austro-Hungarian Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Three – The Lakos Hand Grenade

Three examples of what are known as Lakos hand grenades, although why, I have no idea. The Lakos was basically an improvised grenade made in a variety of different sizes, but just one basic form. Get hold of a steel … Continue reading

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Austro-Hungarian Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Two – The Ball Rohr Hand Grenade

This is the Ball Rohr hand grenade, also once attached to a cardboard handle, remnants of which you can still see inside the ball.

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