Item 01: Dudley V. Walford diary, 23 September 1914 - 13 August 1916 - Page 141

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Blind grenades should always be buried.

In handling detonators charge does not need much to cause explosion.


1. Ordinary live fuse, recognised by its colour black. Delivered in fathoms of 8.

The centre consists of gun powder of salt petre. The more salt petre the slower the fuse.

Salt petre enclosed in a rubber tube. Around rubber tube is placed flax bound by wire insulation tape.

Fuse will soak for 24 hours before getting damp. Fuse consists

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