I was lucky to have no accident with the Mills grenade, and no fatal ones even with the rifle-grenade.
Hitherto only the most expert and steadiest bombers had been employed on rifle-grenade work.
The 'fishtail' was a small trench-mortar bomb, which the Germans substituted for the rifle-grenade and used with great effect.
My own job was now to train as many infantry men as possible in the use of the rifle-grenade.
Rifle-fire and rifle-grenade and hand-grenade explosions rolled together in one tremendous cacophony.