Blast from the past, potentially

Check this out: a UXB got some people at work a couple hours off work today. (Not me, though. I got to continue working normally.)

This is the second time since Fall 2009 that leftovers from WW2 have had a direct impact on me. Another time, my train from Nürnberg to Regensburg had to be re-routed because of a bomb dug up at a construction site near the railway. Has it ever happened to you?

4 thoughts on “Blast from the past, potentially”

  1. CN Heidelberg

    Wow! It hasn’t happened for me. J seems to have this happen to him a lot, though.

  2. Scott

    In Hamburg this happens about once a month, especially around the harbor. For any construction, a bomb survey is required for the building permit. They use old Allied reconnaissance photos taken after the bombing runs. A crater means a bomb exploded, a pinhole means a dud landed.

    In January in neighborhood (including a nursing home) in Wilhelmsburg was evacuated for several hours. The Red Cross bought 300 cheeseburgers from us, so that was good. :-)

  3. Margot

    A couple of years ago, a neighbour dug up three WWII bombs in his garden. Then he proceeded to *move* them, lining them up in a neat row before calling the gendarmes. As you see, we are still alive.

    1. cliff1976

      I’m not sure if that’s the reason France fell so quickly or Germany eventually lost the war. :-P

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