Archive for October, 2013

Could you throw back an enemy grenade?

Today I posted the story of Douglas Frazer Allan on this webpage. He was an ANZAC who served at Gallipoli and the Somme in France. Miraculously he survived the war. When reading his story it is difficult not to ask how he survived. After all on at least two occasions he was tossing live grenades from his trench into the enemy trench. He was not just doing this for a few minutes but for the duration of a battle. This could be for hours. Lance Corporal Leonard Keysor won his Victoria Cross at the battle of Lone Pine for continually throwing bombs for over fifty hours. How is this possible? Imagi…

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