A Poor Man’s Fight

As the Vietnam War dragged on, soldiers took matters into their own hands.

A fragmentation grenade may wobble silently for about six seconds before it detonates. When it explodes, scores of razor-sharp projectiles spew outwards, shredding tent walls, shattering munitions canisters, puncturing cans of water and fuel oil — and, if you rolled it right, killing your commanding officer before he has time to lift his head from […]

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