British soldiers demonstrate early type of hand grenade and bombs fired by catapult.
Trench warfare on the Western Front during World War One.
British officer standing in trench fiddling with small bomb or grenade. He strikes the bomb against a block strapped to his wrist, like striking a match, and throws it. He turns and looks at camera.
A catapult is attached to edge of trench. We see a soldier pull the sling back, attaches it to a hook and puts small bomb in it. L/S of large structure in distance. Catapult is released.
Seems to take some time, the bomb missing the structure in distance, a cloud of smoke rises beyond it. Soldier reaches out of trench to set catapult again. The soldier smokes a cigarette during the entire bomb firing procedure.
Modified WPA record.