Item 01: Dudley V. Walford diary, 23 September 1914 - 13 August 1916 - Page 140

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Theory of Grenades

All encased explosives thrown by hand are to be called grenades. Two kinds of grenades

[A] Shrapnell Burst

[B] Fragmental Burst

Heavy grenades weigh about 2 lbs. Light grenades weigh about 1 lb

Affected area of light grenades is roughly 6 yds in diameter while a heavy grenade is dangerous at a diameter of 30 yds.

There are two types of grenades fuses [A] Percussion & [B] [Fuse].
All dummy grenades have a yellow band around the outside. Live grenades have a red band painted on the outside

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