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#342901 06/25/2019 01:33 PM
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A bomb exploded in a corn field in Halbach, Germany on June 19.

It had been there since WWII and the chemical in the fuse finally ate through the last barrier. Scary

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Dave #342902 06/25/2019 01:45 PM
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Now that is wild Dave.


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Dave #342903 06/25/2019 02:59 PM
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Crazy!

Dave #342904 06/25/2019 03:27 PM
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I bet the owner of the field and parents and grandparents (or previous owners) think about having plowed that field for 75 years as that fuse rotted away. Rumbling over that bomb time after time.

You read about bombs being found in European cities during building, but I don't think I have read many instances of spontaneous detonation like this.

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wow crazy,,, ..
There is still tons of buried bombs/ammo in Ukraine and Western Russian.
The first diggers during the early 90s found out the hard way.. Know one with arm missing from elbow and another with only 2 fingers.... They would go digging with pick axes, demo poles etc. One time I saw a pile of mortar shells and they were digging them up with shovels and making a pile! crazy

AHs HQ 'Werewolf' in Ukraine was going to be excavated years ago when detection devices shown many still live un exploded bombs etc.. So they just stopped and left it as be. They put up a small chain link fence around the whole area,,,but people still go in. I saw women drawing water from Hitlers swimming pool..


Probably a bunch in the oceans too....

Dave #342927 06/30/2019 01:48 AM
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Gaspare,

The are places where the first world war was fought in France is just as deadly.

Farmers plowing fields are regularly injured or killed. It is so common that the national press seldom report it.

The intense battlefields like Verdun are even worse. I visited Verdun several times when I lived in France. After a good rain, if you walked the paths off the main roads you would see shells, bullets, helmets, rotting field gear, grenades, shoes and even bones.

But, people would pick stuff up or dig half buried objects out of a bank with bad consequences.

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Dave #342960 07/04/2019 05:33 AM
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Check out this guy, seriously injured [in France] while metal detecting

https://www.reddit.com/r/metaldetec...tecting_in_a_forest_looking_for_coins_i/


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It?s tough...there are many in the former Eastern block countries who dig the ?Metal harvest? for a pittance, on the chance that they will find an item that a western collector might buy. What some find are explosive objects that have lain silently for, in some instances, a hundred years. Not all blinds are blind forever..some have deteriorated to such an extent that the explosives are now so unstable, that the slightest movement will detonate them. Always remember that these objects were designed to kill and the years do not change that harsh reality.


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