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Argentine explosive devices from the Falklands' war found and destroyed in the proximity of Stanley

Friday, May 10th 2019 - 09:56 UTC
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The Falkland Islands weekly Penguin News reported this week that elements of the Royal Falkland Islands Police, the Fire Service and the military were in action following the discovery of two unexploded munitions in separate locations around the capital Stanley. Read full article

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  • DemonTree

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cun-LZvOTdw

    37 years is nothing, they're still finding unexploded German bombs from WWII in Britain, and Allied bombs in Germany.

    May 10th, 2019 - 10:01 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    .......... in a 100 to 1 proportion...

    May 10th, 2019 - 11:08 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Rufus

    @DemonTree

    Could be a lot worse than a couple of rifle grenades. Did you hear the horror story about the RAF Scampton gate guardian (for those in countries that don't do it, they take a decommissioned vehicle/cannon, strip anything that might be useful off of it, weld the doors shut and put them on plinths outside the main gates)?

    Just after WW2 the Scampton guard was an Avro Lancaster heavy bomber that had flown from there complete with a Grand Slam bomb casing.
    In the late 1950s the council were widening the road in front of Scampton's main gate, so they needed to move the guardians temporarily. The plane was no problem, it still had it's wheels, but the bomb casing proved too much for the small crane that the council had.

    Turns out that somehow they'd used a live 22,000 lb bomb, which had been parked out in front of the gate for over a decade being occasionally painted.

    May 10th, 2019 - 11:32 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • DemonTree

    Wow, that's crazy. Can't believe they didn't bother checking before putting it on display.

    May 10th, 2019 - 02:16 pm - Link - Report abuse -1

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