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Skilled divers to defuse WWII ’Tallboy or earthquake bomb’ off Poland

Skilled divers to defuse WWII ’Tallboy or earthquake bomb’ off Poland

Skilled military divers are going to defuse a massive World War II bomb at the bottom of a channel near the Baltic Sea. The device nicknamed Tallboy or earthquake bomb was dropped by the Royal Air Force in an attack on a Nazi warship in 1945. ~750 local residents are being relocated from an area of 1.6 miles around the bomb. But some residents are going to stay back owing to the fear of Covid-19.

Steven 2 months

Weird -- the article mentions that it was discovered during a dredging, embedded 12m into the bottom of the channel... which means most likely that it was found when the machinery hit it and a loud thud/metallic clank sound was heard. Yet they are evacuating everyone because they say the "slightest vibration" could set it off. Mmmhhmm.

J 2 months

How many expert combo Polish bomb squad/divers does it take to screw in a light bulb? Sorry...wrong joke.

Jeff 2 months

Shows how sexist they were back then. It's "Tall Person Bomb" now thank you very much

Slevin Kelevra
Slevin Kelevra 2 months

There is plenty of warehouse space in Beirut. Just toss it in there like they do.

ConcealCarryProtect 2 months

Hopefully the Poles don't get teamkilled by the RAF decades later. Goodluck boys.

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 2 months

Why not just drop another bomb onto it?

Benzion Menashe
Benzion Menashe 2 months

Why does it sound like a WW2 nuke?

Meyer 2 months

Tin foil hat anyone?

David 2 months

...and it blows up. Oopsie.

carnelian 2 months

Always amazes me

Katse Kubeb
Katse Kubeb 2 months

... and boom.... maybe not that skilled eh.

Katse Kubeb
Katse Kubeb 2 months

glad they did not choose the unskilled military divers...

Brett Ellis
Brett Ellis 2 months

Why not use low skilled workers, it would be a great work for the dole initiative.

Don'tbackNV 2 months

Make merkel disarm it with a hammer

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