Wednesday, 4 November 2015


Thursday 4th November 1915: The idea of using large catapults attached to front line trenches in order to project bombs such as the cumbersome grenade shown above at the enemy has been used for a little while on the Western Front. Yesterday the 1st/5th Battalion erected one on the left hand section of its trench at Gallipoli and have pronounced its use a success. It can throw these devices far further than the human arm and with some accuracy.

Source: X550/6/8

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