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WW2 German Propaganda Grenade


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Hi, this grenade was ground recovered and has been restored. They are quite hard to find in New Zealand, so are worth the effort. The propaganda leaflets were fired at Kiwi soldiers fighting in the Casino area of Italy. I hope they are of interest to you. Cheers
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Nice item

Very nice all together the rifle grenade and the leaflets.
Thank you for showing it.

Looks great Colin! well done. better get my self into gear and finish my one off :tinysmile_twink_t:.
Andrew MG34NZ

Thanks for your comments, glad it was of interest.

Andrew: I look forward to seeing the results of your efforts.

Does anyone know what stenciling these grenades originally had?

Thank you for showing it! I have a couple of leaflets from East Front for the same size grenade.


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Thank you for showing it! I have a couple of leaflets from East Front for the same size grenade.

prpaganda grenades (comerades digged)


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To kiwicolin, all items what I have seen are no stenciled, but I am quite sure there must be some markings.

To Borman, what can I say - nice finds from the mud :bigsmile:
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Fantastic photo’s. Thanks for sharing. Here’s a photo I took at the Waiouru Army Museum a few years back. It’s taken through a glass case, so not very good. However, it does show a base cap on a propaganda grenade, complete with stenciling. I’ve not seen a cap like that before, even in drawings. Anybody else seen one? Cheers


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propaganda grenades - are usualy digging devices. Any time - propaganda projectiles digged to.
Propagande Rifle grenade


Is the item you post on the 4th of december not big for a rifle grenade?

To me it looks more like the German 8.6 cm rocket.

Yes, that is 73mm propaganda rocket.

Here some propaganda rifle grenades I cleaned a few years ago.
The one in other picture gives more challenge for restoring:tinysmile_grin_t:


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There were hundreds of these in a burned storage, all burned and inert. however quite many had the nose caps still on place but inside was empty - not even traces of burned paper inside. Obviously they were packed without leaflets which were intended to be filled in later on?? Perhaps a suitable contents of leaflets was chosen and filled just before use??