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Author Topic: Exeter bomb: Major incident declared as suspected WW2 device found - university halls evacuated  (Read 1442 times)

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Mission_bug

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Why on earth did they detonate in place? seems foolish.

As Mike points out this was a decision by the military, the corrosion was a worry and the possibility of a booby trap also meant the
weapon was destroyed in situ.  ;)

There were large metal girder like sheets placed over the bomb to help suppress the the blast, these had to be removed from some
rooftops by crane later because of the weight, just goes to show the force contained within these old relics, it must have been
terrifying to have been on the ground during the war knowing what was about to rain down, to think this and others could quite
easily have gone off without warning at any time. :o

The news showed one old man who through the Blitz managed to stay in his own home, he was finally forced out all these years later while
this was detonated.

Take care and be safe.

Wishing you all the very best, Pete. ;D
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pilotpimpf

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Bet the digger operator had a nasty stain in his trousers !
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