Grenades in History

Historical Events

  • 1917-07-22 British bomb German lines at Ypres, 4,250,000 grenades

Historic Event

1942-05-27 Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich is mortally wounded by a grenade thrown by Czech rebels in Prague during Operation Anthropoid; he would die a week later

  • 1945-02-23 Operation Grenade: US Lieutenant General Simpson's 9th Army crosses Ruhr
  • 1948-04-13 Hadassah Convoy Massacre: Vehicles bringing Jewish staff and medical supplies to Hadassah Hospital and University on Mount Scopus, Jerusalem attacked by Arab forces; 79 killed by bombs, grenades, and sniper fire
  • 1957-10-29 Hand grenade explodes in Israel's Knesset (Parliament)
  • 1975-04-12 Six Catholic civilians are killed in a Ulster Volunteer Force gun and grenade attack on Strand Bar in Belfast, North Ireland
  • 1980-07-27 Palestinian throws hand grenade on Jewish children in Antwerp, 1 dead
  • 1993-02-05 Grenade explodes in Sarajevo, killing 63 and injuring 160

Historic Event

2005-05-10 A hand grenade thrown by Vladimir Arutyunian lands about 65 feet (20 metres) from U.S. President George W. Bush while giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, it malfunctions and does not detonate

  • 2012-09-01 Grenade injures 41 festival celebrants in Paquibato, Philippines
  • 2012-09-10 A left over bazooka grenade in Cambodia explodes and kills three children
  • 2014-02-11 11 people are killed after a grenade was tossed into a movie theatre in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2014-07-31 The US agree to resupply arms to Israel - including rocket launchers, mortar rounds, grenades - despite condemnation of civilian casualties in Gaza