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I haven’t done a long post in a while. Today I’ll be talking about one of Germany’s most recognizable weapons, the Model 24 Stielhandgranate  or “Potato Masher” as the Allies affectionately called it. For simplicity’s sake I’m going to call it the “stick grenade” from here on out.

Originally introduced to the German Army in 1915, the Model 24 was the standard issue high explosive weapon given to the Landser through out the remainder of the war, and continued to be used throughout WWII as well.

Detonated by a friction igniter, the user would take a cap off the bottom, pull on a cord that had a porcelain ball at the end. When the cord was pulled, it would drag a small steel rod through the igniter which through friction and heat, set off the explosive charge that had a 5 second timer.

Originally starting out as more of a concussive weapon, a serrated fragmentaion sleeve was added to later iterations to make it more effective against enemy infantry.

Compared to the traditional Allied grenade, such as the British No. 36 Mk. 1 “Mills Bomb” or the American Mk. 2 “Pineapple” Grenade, the German stick grenade provided a point of leverage to allow the user to throw it significantly farther. (And speaking from personal experience as someone who is terrible at throwing grenades, a stick is much easier to throw than a ball)

It was also common for German soldiers to increase the power of the Model 24 by removing the explosive charges from several other grenades and attaching them to one, in a bundle. This was known as Geballte Ladung, or bundle charge.

Variants included smoke charges, and incendiary charges.

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Uh, not sure if anyone notices this yet, but in the Assorted Horizons, we are given alternate angles for several scene. There are two alternatives for each two scene, namely.

  1. Top: Seamus was sending money back home and Kathleen accepts it.
  2. Bottom: In Asa Made Halloween, when the children almost reached the final home and the door was opened, Diana(?) appears from the door to greet the children.

AND, LOOK AT THOSE DIFFERENCE, I MEAN, WHY DOES IT HAS TO BE DIFFERENT? FOR STARTER, I’M NOT SURE IF THE LADY IN THE SECOND ALTERNATIVE FOR DIANA FOOTAGE IS EVEN DIANA HERSELF. WAS IT SOMEONE ELSE, OR IT’S A FUTURE VERSION OF DIANA WHEN SHE LOST SEAMUS ALREADY (her clothes was black top to bottom)?  OR IT’S JUST A MIND TRICK BY REVO?

Forgive for the caps, also the first lady, why does Kathleen’s clothes has to be different? Was the first Kathleen is the US Kathleen (implying Seamus sent her money even after in the US), and the green Kathleen is the Kathleen in the Ireland?

Can someone explain this orz I’m not sure if there’s explanation along the footage to make us understand.