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.  Continue reading

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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. 2Continue reading

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And Finally……Weird Scenes from the Carpathians

The Austro-Hungarians could be quite weird too.  Continue reading

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My, What Big Hands You Have……

Continuing the theme, here’s some more weirdness from the other side.  The literal translation is ‘substitute women in the field’.  Form an orderly queue, boys.

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It’s All Very Odd……

I do hope you enjoyed the opportunity for a glimpse at the chaos behind the scenes here at theBigNote.  I refer to the post from earlier today that quite obviously was not intended to be published and, curiously, wasn’t actually published – there are failsafes that are supposed to ensure such things do not occur, and believe it or not, I tend not to publish draft posts – that would be a bit weird.  So I have no idea what occurred, but things being weird, we’ll continue the theme with some forgetful German soldiers,… Continue reading

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Mystery Item No. 2

Hot on the heels of Mystery Item #1, what might this battered relic be, do you think?  Continue reading

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German Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Four – The Eierhandgranate Model 1917

A few years ago I published a post about the German egg grenade, or the Eierhandgranate Model 1917, as it was officially known.  Continue reading

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