RAF WWII bombs - the gifts that still give.

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  1. Guns

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    "Some 20,000 people in the German city of Cologne have been forced to leave their homes as authorities defuse a one-tonne bomb from World War Two.

    Schools and kindergartens - as well as the zoo - remained closed during the city's largest post-war evacuation.

    About 1,100 residents of a retirement and disability centre in the Riehl area were among those taken to safety.

    It is not unusual for unexploded bombs to be discovered in Germany. Allied bombers targeted Cologne in WW2.

    The deactivation of the one-tonne device, which was found near Muelheim bridge crossing the Rhine river, was planned for Wednesday afternoon."

    The gift that keeps giving.
  2. "Allied bombers targeted Cologne in WW2."

    Thank goodness that the BBC has not forgotten its remit to educate as well as inform and entertain!
  3. The part of the article that stuck out for me was "Hundreds of tonnes of unexploded ordnance are discovered in Germany every year".

    As they are in France and Belgium, and to a lesser extent, the UK. Most of Europe has got unexploded ordnance scattered over it,
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  4. Saw a TV program on WW1 trenches around Passchendaele and the amount of unexploded WW1 ordinance that keeps getting churned up across Belgium. They have a guy in a 4 x 4 that goes around and collects it all! Sod that ... he picked up a rusting bit of metal ... muttered something about being a live shell and lobbed it in the back! ... just hope he doesn't hit a pot hole!

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