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emike123

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Hark! I hear the sound of the cannons
« on: October 13, 2020, 04:45:01 PM »
No Polish jokes, please, but I wonder what John Bartleson would think of the strategy of rendering this massive bomb safe by "burning out" the explosives.  I guess the canal served as a containment so in the end all is ok.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8835659/12-000lb-RAF-Tallboy-bomb-EXPLODES-defused-underwater.html

Here is the Wikipedia article on the German pocket battleship the bomb missed in 1945:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_cruiser_Deutschland

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Re: Hark! I hear the sound of the cannons
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2020, 11:38:54 PM »
Interesting article.  Worked out well to be in the water like that.  If on land it would have been far more impactful to the community.
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Carl