BOOM: They Exploded A WWII Bomb In A Canal

  • BOOM: They Exploded A WWII Bomb In A Canal

BOOM: They Exploded A WWII Bomb In A Canal

The bomb was dropped in the channel by Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) reportedly in a bid to sink the Nazi warship Lützow at the end of the Second World War. It was reported to have missed the vessel and remained undetected until a year ago.

Instead, the navy divers will use a technique known as deflagration to burn the explosive charge without causing a detonation, using a remotely controlled device to pierce through the shell to begin combustion.

Swinoujscie contains a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal but a spokesman for the town's mayor told PAP noone was injured and no infrastructure had been damaged. It weighed nearly 5,400 kg, including 2,400 kg of unsafe.

"The delicate performance to defuse the bomb has been called a" world-first" by Grzegorz Lewandowski, spokesman for the 8th Polish Coast Defence Fleet.

The country was one of the main stages of the battles of the conflict and, even today, still faces the hidden threat of bombs, mines and grenades of the time that did not explode.

"Some residents instructed AFP they've refused to depart, stating the" most important menace" was the likelihood of catching COVID-19 at a sports activities corridor the place taxpayers are being given refuge. "Before, we just had to stay indoors", she said.

Maritime traffic on the navigation channel and surrounding waterways had also been suspended in an area of 16 kilometres around the bomb disposal operation.

The ship's cannons were being used to hold back the advance of the Red Army in the dying days of the war.

Big explosions always tend to fascinate people, but it's the history behind "Tallboy", the bomb that exploded on Tuesday afternoon in a canal near the Polish port city of Swinoujscie, that makes this one interesting.

Tallboys were created to explode underground next to a target, triggering shock waves that would cause destruction.