Polish Navy bid to defuse one of WWII’s largest bombs near Baltic coast


Polish navy divers have launched an unprecedented operation to “neutralise” one of the largest bombs of the Second World War.

The explosive device was discovered last year at the bottom of a shipping channel in Swinoujscie, on the Baltic coast.

The five-tonne bomb — nicknamed “Tallboy” and capable of causing a small earthquake — was dropped by the British Royal Air Force in an attack on a Nazi warship in 1945.

It was only found during dredging of the access road to the port of Szczecin, in north-west Poland.

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Source: Euronews

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