87 WWII bombs wash up on beach

Published on March 29th, 2011 | by Admin

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87 WWII mortars washed up on a beach in Hampshire, England, prompting the Royal Navy to spend two days detonating them.

The devices were stacked 300m (980ft) offshore at low tide, marked, and then destroyed at high tide.

A 1,000m (3,280ft) exclusion zone was set up around the site, between the coastwatch tower and the car park.

Royal Navy bomb disposal expert Lt Cdr Al Nekrews said: “It’s quite an unusual amount and scale of ordnance.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: Phil Bridges

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