Giant WWII bomb dug up by builders in London

A 5ft-long World War Two bomb weighing 1,000lb that was uncovered by builders at a construction site on Monday could take a “very long time” to make safe, police said.

Explosive experts were scrambled to Grange Walk, in Bermondsey, Southwark, where the giant explosive was dug up.

A massive evacuation procedure has been carried out, with a large number of homes and business businesses evacuated inside a 400m-wide cordon.

And still on our Bomb theme – ‘A lot of people said we were irresponsible,’ says civil servant Fadel Nassir. ‘But what choice did we have but to live with the bomb?’

  • ontario john

    I blame Harper and his Harperites.

  • Doug Kursk

    When I was a child living on a CFB in Germany, we found a pile of those air dropped incendiaries (top of picture) in a woodlot at the end of a former Luftwaffe bomber base. Strangely, they would not let us keep them!!

    We did, however, get to keep a lot of expended brass in every calibre. I still have a 20mm FLAK shell case kicking around here somewhere..

  • cmh

    Hamas cares nothing at all about the people of Gaza, nothing.