This is a nice and rare find from the battlefield Austro-Hungarian Army top body from Rohr hand grenade which is complete it is empty and inert. The grenade is in very nice condition for relic the metal case has no rust holes or damage it does have some light pitting it has been over painted to black to help preserve it and has been nicely cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection. The hand grenade was recovered in the Alps mountains which is why it is in such good condition well preserved in the ice on the Italian front battlefield of 1915-1918 and comes with a A5 laminated information card with photos.
The Italian front or Alpine front involved a series of battles at the border between Austria-Hungary and Italy, fought between 1915 and 1918. By October 1918, Italy finally had enough soldiers to mount an offensive. The attack targeted Vittorip Veneto, across the Piave. The Italian Army broke through a gap near Sacile and poured in reinforcements that crushed the Austro-Hungarian defensive line. On 31 October, the Italian Army launched a full scale attack and the whole front began to collapse. On 3 November, 300,000 Austro-Hungarian soldiers surrendered.