Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Is it wrong to blame the Germans?



Last week I had a lot of trouble getting to and from work as an unexploded world war two bomb was discovered in Bromley-by-bow. All east-bound trains and tubes were suspended for three days past the site and the advice given to commuters was "avoid traveling if possible". Four extra connections, additional walks, and several hours later, I was able to make my destination.

According to one article, approximately 84 unexploded bombs fell on Britain each day between September 1940 and July 1941. I guess I can expect a few more delays.

4 comments:

Kristy said...

That sucker weighed 1,000kg! Whoa! I read it was the biggest one found in the last 30 years and that one of the engineers tasked with de-ticking it had to climb inside it multiple times to do his job. Ewwww.

They're expecting to find plenty more as they dig up the Olympic site.

Shelley said...

Apparently two to three unexploded bombs are found in London each year. I guess you'll be hearing about bus disruptions before long.

Helen | Pepperina Press said...

You can always blame the Germans. Just not the young ones.

Helen | Pepperina Press said...

Still waiting to hear about Amsterdam, Jules... STILL waiting...