News| Discovery Of Massive British Bombs Forces The Largest Evacuation In Germany’s History
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Blast From The Past.
The city of Hanover, Germany was shaken by the discovery of several undetonated bombs discovered at a construction site. As the tides of the WWII shifted Germany suddenly found itself as the victim of bombing raids by the Royal Air Force.
The Allied Forces made the difficult decision to bomb civilian areas in order to cripple factories producing resources for Germany’s war effort. There were millions of tons of bombs dropped on these cities, so it makes sense that a few wouldn’t go off. However, as these undetonated bombs begin to age, they become extremely lethal due to their rate of decay and possibility of explosion.
“Undetonated World War II bombs, of which there are thousands still buried around Germany, are becoming more dangerous with time because of components breaking down.”
– Soraya Sarhadi Nelson
Experts claim that the undetonated incendiary devices may be cookie bombs which were known to level entire buildings. It is unfortunate that so many people were forced from their homes though isn’t the first time and is unlikely to be the last time an aging bomb is uncovered. Video from the evacuation and dismantling of the bombs can be viewed here in this clip.