Category Archives: Weaponry & Relics

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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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, named after the man who developed them, one Captain Róbert Lakos, pioneer officer of the Royal Hungarian 4th Honvéd Infantry Regiment. The Lakos was basically an improvised grenade made in … Continue reading

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