This is a unusual find from the battlefield a glass inner tube from German Blendkorper 2h glass smoke grenade.The tube is unbroken and not damaged it is a bit dirty and discoloured from being buried but nothing to bad a very nice example of this rare to find tube perfect for display or any collection. The grenade part which was used during Warsaw Uprising of August – October 1944. This item with many other different items were found with parts from Goliath tracked mines these were captured by the Polish Home Army and stripped down for its internal explosive to be used against the Germans in the battle. After the war in 1946 a number of these Goliaths which were stripped apart were blown up and buried with many other items including these smoke bomb parts which were all buried together in a pit outside the city by the Russian Army. This tube was recovered from that pit outside Warsaw in Poland.
Blendkorper 2 H Used by the Germans as a smoke screen before attaching mines to oncoming Tank tracks it was used to temporarily blind the crews of pillboxes and vehicles among other uses . When the bulb burst the mixture vaporized and gave off a thick white smoke The grenade consists of a pear-shaped, glass outer flask, resembling a large electric light bulb, almost filled with a brown liquid. Inside is a long tube filled with a clear liquid; both are capped with a sulphur and plaster of Paris cement. The total weight is slightly over seven ounces.
Communist underground resistance movement initiated the Warsaw uprising to liberate the city from the German occupation and reclaim Polish independence. The impetus for the military action was the ongoing retreat of the German forces from Poland, followed by the appearance of the Soviet Red Army View This Term in the Glossary along the east bank of the Vistula River. By October 2, 1944, the Germans had suppressed the uprising, deporting civilians to concentration and forced-labour camps and reducing Warsaw to ruins.
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