The Hand Grenade

Author(s): Gordon L. Rottman; Johnny Shumate (Illustrator); Alan Gilliland (Illustrator)


The Hand Grenade is the dramatic story, covering its origins, development, use - in the World Wars and into the present day - and lasting influence on close-quarter combat and infantry tactics.

Allowing the user to inflict damage on his opponent within throwing range without leaving cover, the portable, lethally efficient hand grenade is a ubiquitous weapon of modern warfare, and has now found its way into law-enforcement arsenals too. In this engaging study the origins, development, combat use and lasting legacy of the military hand grenade are explored and assessed, accompanied by specially commissioned full-color artwork and an array of revealing photographs of grenades in use and in close-up.


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General Fields

  • : 9781472807342
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Osprey Publishing
  • : February 2015
  • : .22 Inches X 7.25 Inches X 9.85 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 623.45114
  • : 80
  • : Gordon L. Rottman; Johnny Shumate (Illustrator); Alan Gilliland (Illustrator)
  • : Paperback