Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by Rembrandt, Oct 30, 2006.

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  1. dhdsh

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  2. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    I wouldnt call the grenade 'heavy', but essentially correct.
  3. Er is the term 'Heavy' a bit misleading ?
    A Bag of grenades would be heavy so perhaps they would be the Big strong boys of the Regt capable of hurling the grenades a fair distance.
    I once asked my uncle who had been in 7 th Battalion Green Howards, if they where Light Infantry, His reply was no Heavy Infantry.
  4. Grenadiers were usually selected from the tallest and strongest men in a battalion they formed a company on the Bn's right flank. The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) maintained the tradition (perhaps as 3 SCOTS they still do?) referring to their right flank rifle company as Grenadier Company.
  5. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    Hello? Have you ever seen a war film?
  6. if you watch a Hollywodd version of a 17th century war film then the grenades were napalm!
  7. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Grenades were up until about 1915 a match lit fused Engineers store. The germans entered WW1 with a serviceable grenade. A bit like everything else really, just as we get good the opposition chucks in the towel!