Friday, September 5, 2014

German Rocket Removed from Mudflats in Britain Back in 2012

From the April 2, 2012, Saffron Walden Reporter 24 "Bomb disposal team remove German rocket from mudflats."

Bomb disposal experts from Carver Barracks removed remnants of a German World War II v-2 rocket found submerged in mudflats off the English coast.

The four-foot-long section was found nose down with two feet of it extending out of the mud about 300 feet from the shoulder.  A six man Navy team worked with the Army and first excavated the lowest part and found no war head so it was safe.

Wernher von Braun developed the V-2 and they were assembled in concentration camps by prisoners.

More than 3,000 were launched at Britain during the war and 7,250, mostly civilians, died, 2,750 in London.  Another 6,523 were injured.

--GreGen

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