Here is another lot of kids playing with something better left well alone.
Those Mills bombs seemed to be pretty popular with kids didn’t they? I expect that it was because they were easily souvenired by men returning from the war.
Still, having seen the effects of a bomb first-hand, you would think that they would be unlikely to pack one into their bag for the trip home, and even less likely to give them to children!
I wonder if the policeman that commented that the bomb was unlikely to go off ‘unless subjected to unusual violence’ had sons? I doubt it. I have lovely and gentle boys, but when they are playing a battle game things definitely take a turn for the worse!