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Grenades have been in existence since the 15th century and are generally used in tandem with infantry small arms for siege (trench) and urban warfare. These devices also provide the basis for numerous forms of booby traps used in both conventional and unconventional warfare.
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Bunker, Robert J. "Grenades”: 365-366. Encyclopedia of American Military History. Spencer Tucker, ed. New York, NY: Facts on File. 2003.