German ‘Egg’ Grenade Found at Calshot Spit

A member of the public alerted the Coastguard after finding a suspicious object below the high water mark at Calshot Spit in Hampshire. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was called in and they confirmed the device as a German M17 grenade, known as an ‘egg grenade’.

The EOD team was able to remove the grenade – used during World War One – for safe disposal.