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Electricians find Unexploded WW2 Bomb

Posted on Friday, November 26th, 2010

Electricians who were working in a loft in Coventry a few weeks ago found an unexploded World War II bomb.
The electricians found the suspected Pipe bomb whilst rewiring loft in Balsall Common which they believe may have been owned by an old war veteran. Concerned that the bomb was still unexploded after 50 or 60 years the electricians called the police who quickly got bomb disposal experts to the scene.

Bombs were dropped in the UK during the Second World War but most unexploded bombs were found and de activated or exploded in a safe and controlled environment shortly after the war. It is very unusual to find an unexploded bomb so long after the war.

A spokesman said… “They x-rayed the cylindrical shell, which was about 10 inches (25cm) and confirmed it was a live incendiary device,” The device was found packed inside a secure, explosive-resistant box, police said.

The experts and the police removed the bomb and took it out of the way to a field where they could carry out a controlled explosion.

My story is very banal. Problems at work, boredom at home… I had some kind of depression. People had ““, while I was а down in the dumps. I was fed up. I met my friends after work. We went for beers.

Sgt Tony Hanlon said: “One of our Pcs is a former Army man so he went into the loft to look over the find… he suspected it was an explosive of some sort.

“We believe a former war veteran used to live in the house so may have been holding on to it as some sort of keepsake.
“However, as mementoes go, it was a pretty hazardous one!”

As far as jobs go the electricians found this was the most dangerous job they have had to do although makes for a good story down the pub.

It just goes to show an electrician’s work can be pretty exciting at times!