Exeter: WW2 bomb detonated after homes evacuated

Birt 27 feb 2021
A controlled detonation has been carried out on an unexploded World War Two bomb found in Exeter. Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes in the city while authorities investigated the device, according to police. A 400-metre (1,300-ft) cordon was in place on Saturday morning, with 2,600 homes evacuated on Friday evening and Saturday.
Exeter residents evacuated as police prepare to detonate bomb ► www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/feb/27/exeter-residents-evacuated-possible-unexploded-bomb-found
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  • Exeter residents evacuated as police prepare to detonate bomb ► www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/feb/27/exeter-residents-evacuated-possible-unexploded-bomb-found

  • A 90 year old German somewhere in Argentina: +1000xp lvl up

  • German WW2 veteran after this explosion: “THAT’S FOR BISMARCK!”

  • where do harmfull chemicals go, the air we breathe and mother earth absorbed it without a question but leave a BIG QUESTION this pandemic era my own perceptions

  • pop open on other nearby flats due to the pressure negative phase of the blast wave (Friedlander waveform) - perhaps that is what we are seeing here.

  • pop open on other nearby flats due to the pressure negative phase of the blast wave (Friedlander waveform) - perhaps that is what we are seeing here.

  • So ww3 is really starting?

    • The UK: We won the war! Germany: Just you wait!

  • Where are air raid sirens.

    • Positively thankful to the guys on Bomb Disposal! I know only too well of hoping that you would see you father after you get back from school!

  • If this was supposedly a experiment for legally studying bombs after telling people to evacuate the town for going for another war coming up from who knows what, after paying the residents money for new comfortable homes, then it is approved.

  • During WW2: "That bomb is an engineering failure!" 2021: "That bomb is an engineering masterpiece!"

  • devil: my acne is popping!

  • I walked down that road every week last year

    • Is everyone ignoring at the dude saying 'sheeeeeit'

  • imagine the hardship people in ww2 went through this bombing every night and people are complaining that life is hard now-be grateful

  • Yes !!! Dont feel save only because u defeatet us in the war 🇩🇪over all

  • That’s the route our grandparents used to take to school

  • That’s the route our grandparents used to take to school

  • We heard this in Norfolk!

    • The bomb was 80 years too late

  • How big was the bomb?

    • 2000lbs

    • The Germans must've really hated the English although the Queen is a Saxon-Golgotha

  • I bet there's still loads of these around.

  • Wow amazing these bombs still being discovered. I'm from Ireland, my grandfather told me of a story one time in London during the war, he was in the Homeguard and work on a production line for the Wellington Bomber. One evening when he had finished work he was cycling home and heard the hum of a doodle bug, he threw himself and the bike to the ground and the street blew out in front of him. He was a Tipperary man and married a Kerry woman in London in 1940. They lived in Surrey. Returned home to Tipperary in 1952 with 2 girls.

    • With today's drone technology, you'd think they'd be able to at least ATTEMPT to diffuse this thing, right?

  • It's amazing, the continuing legacy of World War II. With the Funeral of Cpt. Tom Moore, and a bomb of the era exploding, on the same day. History seems so recent.

  • The UK: We won the war! Germany: Just you wait!

    • 2020 it was Beirut looking at this like the uk is back in world war 2 again

  • Positively thankful to the guys on Bomb Disposal! I know only too well of hoping that you would see you father after you get back from school!

    • There was a shock echo as well as the main one. Did it reflect off that hill in the background?

  • They got there really quickly

    • There was a shock echo as well as the main one. Did it reflect off that hill in the background?

  • would you be happy if your home was smashed up by this

  • It was on TikTok

  • Is everyone ignoring at the dude saying 'sheeeeeit'

  • Too many people these days are willing to say disgusting things to each other until bombs go off in their yard

  • Iv Now Got A Pond

  • Mortal body timeless soul!

  • but pile of rubble.

  • The bomb was 80 years too late

  • The Germans must've really hated the English although the Queen is a Saxon-Golgotha

    • Armin van Buuren live at ASOT 900 Madrid 🇪🇸 (March 9, 2019)

  • That's some time delay switch on that.

  • Why u here from tiktok 🤦🏾‍♂️😒

  • With today's drone technology, you'd think they'd be able to at least ATTEMPT to diffuse this thing, right?

  • German quality

  • 2020 it was Beirut looking at this like the uk is back in world war 2 again

  • There was a shock echo as well as the main one. Did it reflect off that hill in the background?

  • Just remember these same type of bombings are still occuring elsewhere...

  • "gets WW2 flashback"

  • POV: You’re here from TikTok

  • I seen this on TikTok

  • Did they not think to use a Kevlar blanket over top of the site to keep down as much flying debris as possible?

  • During WW2: "That bomb is an engineering failure!" 2021: "That bomb is an engineering masterpiece!"

  • Me putting a tin of beans in the microwave when I was 8

  • Should of made the student's have a blm protest on top of it

  • Armin van Buuren live at ASOT 900 Madrid 🇪🇸 (March 9, 2019)

  • For context, this was a 1000kg bomb, the largest the Luftwaffe commonly dropped, the RAF raids later in the war routinely used a 4000lb (1800kg) ‘cookie’ as the main bomb alongside smaller bombs and/or incendiary clusters to a total of circa 10-14,000 lbs, bomb mix dependant on target.

  • more info please?

  • After seeing this , it goes to show how scary the war must’ve been !

  • It's hard to believe this is the work of a lunatic who died in 1945 but it is

  • Proper snidy!

  • Well, this is what would have happened if WW2 took place today as we have colour video and news platforms, but the weapons are from back then.

  • Imagine what a lot of middle easterners have to go through because of the same thing everday

  • 😞

  • I saw and heard it lol, so much loader in person

  • hope we can agree that we as humans should never let this happen. let us peacefully stand up for pacifism. Interesting to see the windows shatter though

  • Believe me it happened and it was terrifying. I was sheltering under the stairs in my grandparents house when a bomb flattened the four houses directly opposite us. Nothing left but pile of rubble.

  • It’s a shame boris Johnson and Matt handcock weren’t walk-in above it as it exploded 😟

  • WOW 😲😲

  • POV you can here from the person on tik tok

  • Anhydrous ammonia has joined the chat

  • I have just watched it, and you can see a soldier in the smoke

  • Some local kids now have free sand pits in their gardens.

  • Joe Biden is going to retaliate by bombing Syria.

  • Nice . As in nice to see it gone , Not nice for the property owners.

  • Boy, that was more than someone's discarded lunch box !

  • Does this classify as the last bit of collateral damage from WW2?

  • now finnish what's left of exeter

  • Also a few at Sunnydale area saltfleet UK , plus many other regions !

  • Shame it wasn’t ten times that size and in Worksop town centre, it would have done everyone a favour

  • 🇩🇪🇩🇪🇩🇪🇩🇪

  • England 3 Germany 0

  • Where do they send the invoice too.....Mmm......

  • "Bad show" said the engineers.

  • Pov: ur here from tiktok😁😁

  • Those birds didn't like did they.

  • You just came from the tiktok

  • Close that bomb with democrats

  • pause it at 0:06 and you see a face in the smoke lol

  • Not small then!!!😮

  • 1930 kids: Haha only one? Amateurs

  • At least they got a free firework show ☠️

  • lets raise a glass to quality German engineering!

  • Not as frightening a corvid though for some. Yep, thousands of us went through such for four years but pulled together and here we are today finally free again.

  • My brother goes to uni there but he is at home but hi girl friend was evacuated.I think she was pretty scared

  • Imagine digging up a bomb like that in the back garden LOL!

  • Glazier's happy time.

  • If this damaged a nearby house, would the insurance pay up?

  • Got to say that is a surprisingly big detonation.

    • @JZ's Best Friend Well what I would say in defence of the UxB team is maybe it was felt it was unstable due to deterioration in the ground. But it looks like most of the explosive detonated which of course they are supposed to neutralise as best they can beforehand. But we will have to see the inquest, I guess will now happen due to the damage caused.

    • @Rob Harris Considering the sensational viewing, I'm not surprised at all. Still, I fail to understand why it was decided to detonate a 1000 kg in a town? Over the last couple of years I know of at least two bombs of the same weight category being *taken away* because they were in town centers: one in Germany, courtesy of the RAF and one in Belgium, courtesy of the USAF.

    • @JZ's Best Friend Man, I don't believe this, there is actually reports coming in that several houses have been damaged by the detonation! Oops! danger UxB!

    • That's probably what the engineers said too, emphasis on the surprisingly-part.

  • I have never understood War. Old men sending young men to their deaths? FOR WHAT? Surely there has to be better ways of solving problems than killing people in this cowardly way?

  • By gone era

  • Impressive, but nowhere near as big as the bomb that Northampton Saints dropped on Exeter Chiefs last weekend.

  • playing minefield using a jcb. (how many more are just sweating under the ground after this time. 1000kg just sat there and you see everything that has been built around it , how much must have come and gone since the day it buried itself into the ground from an air raid. The potential horror that has been avoided by chance)

  • Looks like the weather got a bit blitzy yesterday

  • After 80 years we are still fighting the second world war in Britain and Europe thousands like this wait to meet spades and digger buckets

  • Just remember that the British were the first to accidentally start dropping bombs on German cities, which began the escalating campaign of civilian bombing among both the axis and allies Blood on the hands of both Germans and Brits alike here This is why we say "never again". This is why the EU was such a miracle and why you shouldn't have left it. You spit on your grandparents' memories

    • no, we say never again about states committing genocide.

  • Exeter was heavily bombed. I am surprised they havn't found more.

  • seeing the body go up and down ob the left threw the smoke take the detonation killed him