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(FOX6Now)   Sappy: Widow goes through attic and discovers her husband's WWII uniform, medals, and other memorabilia. Scary: Memorabilia such as four live grenades   ( fox6now.com) divider line
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4149 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Mar 2014 at 4:30 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-03-20 04:47:25 AM  
2 votes:
The grenades were estimated to be about 40 years old.
Did I live through WWII, and miss it?
2014-03-20 11:13:22 AM  
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Just waiting for the first grandchild to go through their Granpappy's WWII stuff and find a JAPANESE HUMAN SKULL (which really was a collectible thing to do back then).

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2014-03-20 10:58:00 AM  
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Fissile: robohobo: All my gramps brought home from WWII was a dufflebag of gold.

//also some awesome nazi hats/helmets

Lots of those "Greatest Generation" dudes looted the shiat out of Europe during WWII.  Some of those "defenders of freedom" stole so much stuff, they were able to set themselves up in business when they got home.  That's the problem with you kids today,  you won't go fight wars in rich countries and steal shiat.


Read some Charles Whitting accounts of that war. There were literally brigades of deserted American troops marauding and stealing across the countryside. He was actually robbed by a bunch of them as a war corespondent. You wonder why the French hate em.
2014-03-20 02:10:50 AM  
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some_beer_drinker: would a ww2 grenade even go off? it can't have any power left in it after all that time...

As a follow-up, this is the Mark II Grenade, as used in WWII.

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There is nothing electrical about it. It's a mechanically actuated bomb with a five second fuze.

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MK3s were the same way.
2014-03-20 02:07:44 AM  
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some_beer_drinker: would a ww2 grenade even go off? it can't have any power left in it after all that time...

Yes. And the National Guard EOD teams still make a dozen or so responses in most states each year because someone finds a live arty shell or grenade from WWII.
2014-03-20 12:06:33 AM  
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What's so scary about an hand grenade? Don't pull the pin out and you'll be fine.

Hand it here, I'll show you what I mean.
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