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Bombs And Hand Grenades

Military Handbooks: The Plattsburg Manual

The present European War has revived the use of hand grenades and bombs.

A certain number of soldiers in each British and French battalion are

trained as grenade throwers. Their principal weapon is a bucket or bag

of grenades or bombs. They operate not only from trenches but accompany

the firing line in an attack and dispose of sheltered or isolated group

of the enemy by smothering their position with a shower of hand grenades

or bombs.

These weapons are in the first stages of development in this country.

They offer to the service practically a virgin field of opportunities.

Some Reserve Officers might make a specialty of this subject and assist

in its development.