The Japanese hand grenades consisted of about 1 lb of high explosive in a tin case; the Russian cases were of all sorts, including old Chinese shell.
sodium chlorate could be mixed with sugar or charcoal to produce high explosive.
A revetted component store with corrugated asbestos cladding still stands in a wooded area to the west of the high explosive magazines.
lachrymatory shells as well as high explosive.
Fierce fighting went on all evening with high explosive shells ripping into thick armor plating.