The Hand Grenade

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Feb 20, 2015 - History - 80 pages
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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. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork and an array of revealing photographs of grenades in use and in close-up, this engaging study explores and assesses the origins, development, combat use, and lasting legacy of the formidable military hand grenade.

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User Review  - jcbrunner - LibraryThing

Gordon Rottman is a dependable quality Osprey author. This Osprey Weapon title is no exception and offers a good introduction to the hand grenade. As always with Rottman, his focus is on WWII as well ... Read full review

The Hand Grenade

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Nice overview of grenade history. I was disappointed it did not cover the Nipolite grenade the Germans developed at the end of World War II Read full review



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Gordon L. Rottman served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969–70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol, and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years.

Johnny Shumate works as a freelance illustrator living in Nashville, Tennessee. Most of his work is rendered in Adobe Photoshop using a Cintiq monitor. His greatest influences are Angus McBride, Don Troiani, and Edouard Detaille.

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