BBA096 American Soldier Throwing Grenade
A kneeling rifleman holds his M1 ‘Garand’ in his left hand as he prepares to hurl a grenade at the approaching enemy.
Most infantrymen carried at least 2 x grenades with them… either the small, smooth-finish grenade or the standard MK? ‘Pineapple’ version.
The danger area was a nominal 10/11 yards (9 metres/27 feet) circle around the explosion and throwers were well-advised to be behind cover when the device went off!
This group of GIs are armed with a broad selection of weapons and ready to repulse the surprise German attack, which erupted on the morning of 16 December 1944 in the area of Belgium known as… ‘The Ardennes’.