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Remembered Today:

our first toffee apple


chaz
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What a great and evocative photograph of something from the 'Iron harvest' - to be, of couse, left well alone!

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Was , is that a mine or grenade?

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3 hours ago, Steve1871 said:

Was , is that a mine or grenade?

 

Its a British 2in Trench Mortar bomb. It was a spigot type mortar and would have had a long iron shaft attached that would have slid down the barrel. essentially this was a way of launching a hefty amount of explosive out of a rather small (2in) tube. These were often referred to as "toffee apples" or "plum puddings" on account of their shape. More info courtesy of Wiki:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2-inch_medium_mortar

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Thanks for the info, always nice to learn something new!

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