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Sneaking bombs into a castle or village would be a wonderful way to surprise and defeat one's enemies. We do that with aerial bombing these days, but in the Middle Ages, it took thinking outside the box. A 15th-century German book called Feuerwerkbuch (Firework Book) included plans for sending bombs inside fortification by means of cats. The quote in the book is from Franz Helm in 1530.
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