Category Archives: Weaponry & Relics

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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Italian Grenades of the Great War Part Four – The BPD Hand Grenade

Here we have the BPD hand grenade, one of the early defensive hand grenades used by the Italian Army during the Great War. 

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Italian Grenades of the Great War Part Three – The S.I.P.E. Hand Grenade

Back in the world of hand grenades that look like hand grenades (at least to those of us of my generation), this is one of the most common types of defensive grenade used by Italian troops during the Great War. 

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Italian Grenades of the Great War Part Two – The Carbone Type C Hand Grenade

Those of you with good memories might be thinking that I’ve shown you this type of wire-handled grenade before. 

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Italian Grenades of the Great War Part One – The Lenticolare M.14 Hand Grenade, Aasens & Other Tales

Which also happens to be the answer to Mystery Item No. 2. 

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