CCF Unit Leader getting instructions
for assault. Note the canvas carrying pouches for the
grenades used in assault. The hollow handle of the
stick grenade has a ring, pull cord, igniter and a 3-4
second time delay. In action, the wooden top is
unscrewed, the ring slipped over a finger, and slinging
the grenade pulls the cord activating the igniter. He
is carrying a Russian model 7.62mm SKS rifle, which he
would carry into the action after trying to confuse and
stun the target troops with one or two grenades.
Against a resolute defense, assault troops didn't
worry too much about the dangers of cigarettes, or a
good retirement plan.