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WW2 bomb explodes underwater in Poland during attempt to defuse it

A British bomb left over from the second world war has been detonated in Poland. The 5,400kg Tallboy bomb was dropped by the RAF in 1945 during an attack on a German cruiser. It was rediscovered in September 2019 during works to deepen a waterway near the port of Szczecin. Navy divers from Poland had rigged a small explosion to disarm the bomb but instead it went off. There were no injuries.

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    first comment yay

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    that seems cool and scary at the same time

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    Imagine just sailing across the water in a Kayak then seeing this happen. Madness!

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    O que é isso? 🤷🏽‍♂️

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    Yeah “earthquake bombs” with 5,000 pounds of explosives

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    yeah exploded by itself

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    How do you 'accidentally' detonate a 75 year old bomb? Give me a break 😒

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    Wondering why it didnt explode since long time?🤔

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    Such a shame that never made its intended destination: Jerry.

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    So what, did the divers just turn into sea plankton??

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    Is this the same bouncy bomb ?

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    How come diffused if that bomb explodes? If accidentally explodes what kind of diffusal techniques applied when no one is around it?

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    I think it was upload a few year ago

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    Nobody was hurt.
    10,000 fish float to the surface.

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    Fish: "WHAT THE F?!"

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    really. or is it a trafficking tunnel being blown

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    Poor fish!😆😆😆😎

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    Phillip Carr Manchester Mint Crypto

    Bingo… Mancuniancryptoguy zzz got your back Poland 🇵🇱🐝📸🎩

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    I live in Reims champagne country in France and you can still find guns in the forest or vignard from WW1 and 2 crazy

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    They built things to last back then

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    Americans don't have to worry about that…. yet

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    Well I see bad things are coming to me now

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    Well i guess they did wanted a deeper waterway o_o kinda crazy too think how many people would have just… drifted over this over the years.

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    Lord Askia mohanmend

    Many more still exist

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    The "Tall boy " bomb (5200lb/2400kg device.) was designed by Barnes Wallace( bouncing bomb designer), it was used successfully on the Tirpitz (Tromso fjord- Norway) .
    The reason it didn't go off, is generally the fuse, either a type 58 impact fuse or a type 47 time delay fuse. If either fuse failed then the main charge would remain in tact.

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    Well that part of the port is certainly deeper now

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    SuperKawaiiChannel

    Well that's the easiest way to deepen the waterway.

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    Social Credit Adjudicator

    RIP fish.

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    no one was hurt
    What about the fish?

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    Good-advocate 88888

    Wow those metal,steel or iron covered the bomb did not erude!

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    notsosilentmajority1

    So many years later and we still have serious reminders. Hopefully our youth realize how we need to try and avoid war as much as we can. Glad nobody was injured.

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