The German Mauser bolt action carbine was made by Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken; it was used by the Boers during the South African War and is inscribed with the owners name CG Botha. Also engraved on the stock of the rifle are the words WYK 1 Bethal. A WYK is equivalent to a Local Government Ward in England. Bethal raised a small detachment of irregular soldiers for the Boer War which was divided into two sections – one from WYK 1 and the other from WYK 2.
The German grenade-thrower was officially designated “Granatenwerfer 16” and the grenade “Wurfgranate 16”.
This German Trench Mortar was made by Maschinanfabrik Alfred Wolff, Berlin SW68 and shows a four fin grenade.
This crudely made device switch by the Taliban was found and disabled by the 1st Bn The Princess of Wales’s Regiment whilst serving in Afghanistan in 2004. Unfortunately it was destroyed in the fire at Clandon House in April 2015.