Friday, 19 September 2014
Military History Photo Friday: WWI Grenade Catapult
This image dates from 1915 and shows French troops improving their throwing arm by using a catapult to chuck grenades at the German trenches. All sides used these, although they were never terribly widespread. Their accuracy was not the best and better armaments such as the trench mortar soon became available.
I might have to put one of these babies in an upcoming Trench Raiders novel!
Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons.