War Stories
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War Stories

The WWII Baseball Grenade

A novel design concept to improve American combat effectiveness

American troops assault a sea wall at Normandy, 1944 (Public domain)

Baseball in the 1940s was going through something akin to a Renaissance. Legendary players like Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio were putting up career numbers. The days just before the outbreak of World War II saw the Yankees win four straight World Series. Everyone in America knew baseball and more and more people…




Wars are often portrayed as large singular events in history but every conflict is a menagerie of thousands of small stories that make up one superior narrative. These are those stories.

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