Boy finds World War I hand grenade on Northern Ireland beach

A Northern Irish boy has found a British World War I grenade on a beach in Belfast. The grenade has been defused in a safe place by an expert from the army.

On Facebook, the local police thanked the lad because the grenade could have exploded on the beach.

The Mills bomb, named after its inventor, was commissioned in 1915 and was the British Army’s first modern hand grenade. The hand grenades of that time were sometimes as dangerous to the thrower as they were to the intended target.

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