Beautiful photograph of a Landser armed with the Mauser Kar98az carbine and a stick hand grenade 1924 (Stielhandgranate 24 — Stg24). This was the standard hand grenade used throughout the war, although there were others models. The TNT explosive charge weighed six ounces. It was armed by unscrewing a cap on the end of the handle, pulling a cord that activated a friction igniter, and thrown to detonate after a 4.5-second delay. Although motion pictures have portrayed German soldiers activating grenades by banging them on their boot heel, helmet, or another solid object, the Germans have never possessed a grenade armed in this manner.
Commander of the 2nd Batterie/Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1346 oberleutenant Franz Ludwig , 24.01.1913-14.08.1944) gives indications on map in Normandy, 8 July 1944.
In the background StuG 40 Ausf.G. with 16 kills (British tanks).
Japanese single shot Murata bolt action shotgun, set in an older Japanese matchlock stock. Late 19th century.
A round from an A-10 Warthog compared to a beer bottle.
British tank towing German field piece captured on the Cambrai front.