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Dmitry Yudo aka Overlord, jack of all trades
David Lister aka Listy, Freelancer and Volunteer

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Talk Time

Those of you who have been paying attention will know that my next book is out in a couple of weeks. 'Defeating the Panzer-Stuka Menace' covers the entire story of Britain's love of Spigot Weapons, and covers what I could find of other countries Spigots.

Book cover, out at the end of May

Of the top of my head, the following weapons at least get a brief mention:


  • AEB bomb thrower, Arbalest, Bombard Experimental Gun, Bombard, Hedgehog, Hedgerow, Water Hammer, Mustard Plaster, Baby Bombard, Jefferis Gun, Stewblack Projector, PIAT, Petard, Denny Gun. Buffalo, Clarke Family (Tree, Ground, and Gun).


  • US Tree Spigot, Bigot, T30 57mm


  • Schwere & Leichter Ladungswerfer


  • Type 98

Obviously, the book focuses o the British use, as we developed the technology the most and used it for the most things. I hope to challenge several of the myths about the subject as well. Originally, I had been invited to give a couple of presentations at the War & Peace show this year. However, Covid 19 caused it to be cancelled, and my presentations went with it.

I do have a talk on the PIAT lined up for later this year through the Royal Armouries, but nothing close to release date. 

My desk set up, ready to stream.

 So on Saturday 5th of June, at 1900 BST, I will be live streaming via Youtube, and giving a presentation. This will be followed by a Q&A session where we can chat, or you can ask obscure questions about spigot weapons. This week I've been sorting out the tech for it, getting a second monitor and all the software sorted. I have never done anything like this before, so at the very least me fouling up should provide some amusement.

Slide from the presentation... Answers in Youtube chat on the day? Or below if you want to see what you can get out of me.

To repeat:

1900 BST, Saturday, 5th of June.

On my Youtube channel:



I hope to see you all there!