Munich Bomb wounds four - stand down the racists, we did it

theoriginalphantom

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Four people were hurt, one seriously, when a World War Two bomb blew up on a railway construction site in the German city of Munich.
The fire brigade says it happened during drilling work near Donnersberger Bridge, close to the main station.
 
Has anyone blamed it on Brexit yet?
 

Tyk

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Four people were hurt, one seriously, when a World War Two bomb blew up on a railway construction site in the German city of Munich.
The fire brigade says it happened during drilling work near Donnersberger Bridge, close to the main station.

Bloody unlucky, but I suppose it's a fact of life (and risk management) considering how many bombs were dropped on metropolitan, industrial and transport infrastructure bits of Germany. How many unexploded bits still lying about, buried on impact or during tidying up must be anyone's guess.
 
not seen this anywhere else so here goes



Four people were hurt, one seriously, when a World War Two bomb blew up on a railway construction site in the German city of Munich.
The fire brigade says it happened during drilling work near Donnersberger Bridge, close to the main station.
an "aerial bomb"?
Does that mean it was still stuck in mid-air?
(probably best not to make any explanation too technical, ta)
;)
 
not seen this anywhere else so here goes



Four people were hurt, one seriously, when a World War Two bomb blew up on a railway construction site in the German city of Munich.
The fire brigade says it happened during drilling work near Donnersberger Bridge, close to the main station.
Blimey , 550lb!
Surprised but glad it wasn't more serious & hope all involved heal soon
 
Bloody unlucky, but I suppose it's a fact of life (and risk management) considering how many bombs were dropped on metropolitan, industrial and transport infrastructure bits of Germany. How many unexploded bits still lying about, buried on impact or during tidying up must be anyone's guess.
I understand that about 10% or ordnance dropped both by the Allies and the Jerries didn't explode as designed (bearing in mind that some were designed to be delayed-action, some were booby-trapped etc).

I think quite a few were dug up when Canary Wharf was being developed in the early 1990s.
 
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Ritch

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Has anyone seen @RoyalGreenJacket ?? He should have been along by now with a Daily Mail article and calls for anyone with a dusky hue to be deported post haste!
 
And quite a few stashes of petrol/phos home-made 'bombs'. Usually in crates, luckily, but sometimes the first indication was a bit erm, 'pyrotechnical'.
And a rush for spare pants/hosepipe for the seat of the JCB

Edit: In/around the Canary Wharf/LDDC area
 

theoriginalphantom

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Bloody unlucky, but I suppose it's a fact of life (and risk management) considering how many bombs were dropped on metropolitan, industrial and transport infrastructure bits of Germany. How many unexploded bits still lying about, buried on impact or during tidying up must be anyone's guess.


I briefly worked for a company that specialise in EOD stuff from research before work takes place, down to detection on site while work is going on - and all the bits in-between.
I'm not claiming to have done any of the EOD work, just had a small role in training other courses for them.

Plenty of stuff still being found in the UK let alone the rest of Europe. It was interesting to chat with the operators whenever they came into the office
 
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Four people were hurt, one seriously, when a World War Two bomb blew up on a railway construction site in the German city of Munich.
The fire brigade says it happened during drilling work near Donnersberger Bridge, close to the main station.
Islam is not a race
 
I briefly worked for a company that specialise in EOD stuff from research before work takes place, down to detection on site while work is going on - and all the bits in-between.
I'm not claiming to have done any of the EOD work, just had a small role in training other courses for them.

Plenty of stuff still being found in the UK let alone the rest of Europe. It was interesting to chat with the operators whenever they came into the office
Did they give you that coin of yours that has 'fire' on one side and 'explosives' on the other? ;)
 
Bloody unlucky, but I suppose it's a fact of life (and risk management) considering how many bombs were dropped on metropolitan, industrial and transport infrastructure bits of Germany. How many unexploded bits still lying about, buried on impact or during tidying up must be anyone's guess.
Well they started it...
 
Two occasions when I worked in Bremen (near the Hemelingen marshalling yards) we had to detour round town. They were digging an under pass and the JCB driver heard a clunk when he shouldn't causing him to exit the cab at speed. UXBs; the gift that keeps on giving.
 
Reported by Times Radio as an "Aircraft Bomb". That's a new one on me.
 

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