Put up your headphones and pump up the volume, because you need to hear the sound while watching this American 250kg bomb exploding in Munich, Germany. Can you imagine thousands of these falling and exploding all over the city? Hell on Earth.
And this was just a small one — the US Army Air Force dropped 450kg armour-piercing bombs as well as big 907kg and 1800kg bombs known as Blockbusters. Imagine those dropping from the bellies of B-17s and B-24s.
The bomb was discovered by construction workers on Monday night in the Schwabing district. Explosive experts determined that they couldn’t render the bomb inert because it used a chemical reaction fuse, not a mechanical one. As a result, they had to detonate it after evacuating 2500 residents.
There are lots of bombs to be discovered yet — did you know that 600 tonnes of ammo from both world wars are discovered every year? And that one in about eight WWII bombs didn’t explode? Cray. [BBC]