Normandy Secrets: Forgotten Nazi Arms Caches a Bonanza for Historians

Normandy Secrets: Forgotten Nazi Arms Caches a Bonanza for Historians

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 13, 2015

For decades, a vast network of Nazi arms caches and supply depots in the forest of Normandy lay forgotten. Now, research shows the extent to which the Wehrmacht sought to defend itself against the impending Allied invasion. By Frank Thadeusz more... Comment ]

Casualty of War: WWII Explosives Scuttle Windfarm Opening

Casualty of War: WWII Explosives Scuttle Windfarm Opening

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 08, 2013

The ambitious Riffgat wind farm was supposed to open off the German and Dutch coast this month and power 120,000 homes. Now the discovery of unexploded ordinance is causing a costly delay. more... Comment ]


Deadliest Catch: Dutch Tourist Reels in Anti-Tank Weapon

Deadliest Catch: Dutch Tourist Reels in Anti-Tank Weapon

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 22, 2013

A Dutch tourist fishing in eastern Germany reeled in an unusual catch this weekend -- a World War II anti-tank bazooka. A bomb squad removed it without anyone getting injured. more... Comment ]

German Subs: Sunken WWI U-Boats a Bonanza for Historians

German Subs: Sunken WWI U-Boats a Bonanza for Historians

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 19, 2013

British archaeologists recently discovered more than 40 German U-boats sunk during World War I off the coast of England. Now they are in a race against time to learn the secrets hidden in their watery graves. By Frank Thadeusz more... Comment ]


Dangerous Depths: German Waters Teeming with WWII Munitions

Dangerous Depths: German Waters Teeming with WWII Munitions

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 11, 2013

More than 50 million bombs, shells, detonators and cartridges from World War II are rusting away on the floor of the North and Baltic Seas or are washing up on beaches. Authorities are opting not to remove the ordnance -- and hoping no one gets hurt. By Carsten Holm more... Comment ]

Rail Service Disruption: WWII Bomb Found Near Berlin's Main Station

Rail Service Disruption: WWII Bomb Found Near Berlin's Main Station

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 03, 2013

Train services to and from Berlin suffered delays and cancellations on Wednesday after a munitions experts set about defusing a 100-kilogram bomb from World War II found near the city's main train station. more...


'Sitting on a Powder Keg': Germany's WWII Duds Get Deadlier

'Sitting on a Powder Keg': Germany's WWII Duds Get Deadlier

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 03, 2012

Tens of thousands of unexploded Allied aerial bombs from World War II are still lurking underground in German cities. The treacherous delay-action bombs in particular pose a growing threat because their detonators have corroded to the point where they have become too dangerous to defuse. By Carsten Holm more... Comment ]

Too Dangerous to Defuse: Experts Detonate WWII Bomb in Germany

Too Dangerous to Defuse: Experts Detonate WWII Bomb in Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 18, 2012

Bomb disposal specialists conducted a controlled explosion of a British World War II aerial bomb found in the town of Viersen on Monday night, damaging buildings in the second such incident in Germany in three weeks. Experts warn that thousands of unexploded bombs still lurking in the ground are becoming more unstable and dangerous to defuse. more...


Munich WWII Bomb Detonation: 'The Fuse Was a Real Bastard'

Munich WWII Bomb Detonation: 'The Fuse Was a Real Bastard'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 03, 2012

German bomb disposal expert Andreas Heil, 53, talks to SPIEGEL about the difficult decision to detonate an unexploded 250-kilogram aerial bomb found in central Munich last week. The blast damaged surrounding buildings but was unavoidable because defusing the unstable bomb was too dangerous, he said. more...