Grenades came in many shapes and forms: disc, potato-shaped, cylinders attached to sticks. Some were even fired from rifles, but the hand grenade became the most popular version. Special units of Grenadiers were formed during the war and would be responsible for quickly racing down trenches and dugout and wreaking havoc. Grenades proved extremely effective for clearing out pillboxes and strongpoints. Hand grenades which contained poisonous gas were also developed.
15,000 GRENADES DURING ONE NIGHTEdit
During a clash on the Pozieres Heights in 1916, British and Australian soldiers were involved in the biggest grenade fight of the war with German soldiers. The British and Australian soldiers threw some 15,000 grenades in one night.