The Biggest World War II Bomb Explodes Underwater in Poland; See Pics

World | Reuters | October 15, 2020, 9:56 am
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 The biggest World War Two bomb ever found in Poland exploded under water as navy divers tried to defuse it. More than 750 people had been evacuated from the area near the Piast Canal outside the town of Swinoujscie where the Tallboy bomb used by Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) was found. It weighed nearly 5,400 kg, including 2,400 kg of explosive.<br /><br />Tallboy bomb, the biggest World War Two bomb ever found in Poland, explodes underwater while being defused, in Swinoujscie, Poland, October 13, 2020 in this still image obtained from a video. Polish 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla/Poznan University of Technology/Handout via Reuters.
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The biggest World War Two bomb ever found in Poland exploded under water as navy divers tried to defuse it. More than 750 people had been evacuated from the area near the Piast Canal outside the town of Swinoujscie where the Tallboy bomb used by Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) was found. It weighed nearly 5,400 kg, including 2,400 kg of explosive.

Tallboy bomb, the biggest World War Two bomb ever found in Poland, explodes underwater while being defused, in Swinoujscie, Poland, October 13, 2020 in this still image obtained from a video. Polish 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla/Poznan University of Technology/Handout via Reuters.

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 Tallboy bomb, the biggest World War Two bomb ever found in Poland, explodes underwater while being defused, in Swinoujscie, Poland in this still image obtained from a video. Polish 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla/Poznan University of Technology/Handout via Reuters.
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Tallboy bomb, the biggest World War Two bomb ever found in Poland, explodes underwater while being defused, in Swinoujscie, Poland in this still image obtained from a video. Polish 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla/Poznan University of Technology/Handout via Reuters.

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 Tallboy bomb, the biggest World War Two bomb ever found in Poland, explodes underwater while being defused, in Swinoujscie, Poland in this still image obtained from a video. Polish 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla/Poznan University of Technology/Handout via Reuters.
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Tallboy bomb, the biggest World War Two bomb ever found in Poland, explodes underwater while being defused, in Swinoujscie, Poland in this still image obtained from a video. Polish 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla/Poznan University of Technology/Handout via Reuters.

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 Tallboy bomb, the biggest World War Two bomb ever found in Poland, explodes underwater while being defused, in Swinoujscie, Poland in this still image obtained from a video. Polish 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla/Poznan University of Technology/Handout via Reuters.
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Tallboy bomb, the biggest World War Two bomb ever found in Poland, explodes underwater while being defused, in Swinoujscie, Poland in this still image obtained from a video. Polish 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla/Poznan University of Technology/Handout via Reuters.

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 Navy divers from the 12th Minesweeper Squadron of the 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla take part in a five-day operation to defuse the largest unexploded World War Two Tallboy bomb ever found in Poland in Swinoujscie, Poland. Agencja Gazeta/Cezary Aszkielowicz via Reuters.
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Navy divers from the 12th Minesweeper Squadron of the 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla take part in a five-day operation to defuse the largest unexploded World War Two Tallboy bomb ever found in Poland in Swinoujscie, Poland. Agencja Gazeta/Cezary Aszkielowicz via Reuters.

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 Navy divers from the 12th Minesweeper Squadron of the 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla take part in a five-day operation to defuse the largest unexploded World War Two Tallboy bomb ever found in Poland in Swinoujscie, Poland. Agencja Gazeta/Cezary Aszkielowicz via Reuters.
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Navy divers from the 12th Minesweeper Squadron of the 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla take part in a five-day operation to defuse the largest unexploded World War Two Tallboy bomb ever found in Poland in Swinoujscie, Poland. Agencja Gazeta/Cezary Aszkielowicz via Reuters.

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 Navy divers from the 12th Minesweeper Squadron of the 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla take part in a five-day operation to defuse the largest unexploded World War Two Tallboy bomb ever found in Poland in Swinoujscie, Poland. Agencja Gazeta/Cezary Aszkielowicz via Reuters.
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Navy divers from the 12th Minesweeper Squadron of the 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla take part in a five-day operation to defuse the largest unexploded World War Two Tallboy bomb ever found in Poland in Swinoujscie, Poland. Agencja Gazeta/Cezary Aszkielowicz via Reuters.

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 Navy divers from the 12th Minesweeper Squadron of the 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla take part in an operation to defuse the largest unexploded World War Two Tallboy bomb ever found in Poland, in Swinoujscie, Poland. 8 Flotylla Obrony Wybrzeza/Handout via Reuters.
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Navy divers from the 12th Minesweeper Squadron of the 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla take part in an operation to defuse the largest unexploded World War Two Tallboy bomb ever found in Poland, in Swinoujscie, Poland. 8 Flotylla Obrony Wybrzeza/Handout via Reuters.

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 Navy divers from the 12th Minesweeper Squadron of the 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla take part in an operation to defuse the largest unexploded World War Two Tallboy bomb ever found in Poland, in Swinoujscie, Poland.  8 Flotylla Obrony Wybrzeza/Handout via Reuters.
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Navy divers from the 12th Minesweeper Squadron of the 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla take part in an operation to defuse the largest unexploded World War Two Tallboy bomb ever found in Poland, in Swinoujscie, Poland.  8 Flotylla Obrony Wybrzeza/Handout via Reuters.

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 Navy divers from the 12th Minesweeper Squadron of the 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla take part in an operation to defuse the largest unexploded World War Two Tallboy bomb ever found in Poland, in Swinoujscie, Poland. 8 Flotylla Obrony Wybrzeza/Handout via Reuters.
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Navy divers from the 12th Minesweeper Squadron of the 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla take part in an operation to defuse the largest unexploded World War Two Tallboy bomb ever found in Poland, in Swinoujscie, Poland. 8 Flotylla Obrony Wybrzeza/Handout via Reuters.

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 Navy divers from the 12th Minesweeper Squadron of the 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla take part in an operation to defuse the largest unexploded World War Two Tallboy bomb ever found in Poland, in Swinoujscie, Poland.  8 Flotylla Obrony Wybrzeza/Handout via Reuters.
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Navy divers from the 12th Minesweeper Squadron of the 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla take part in an operation to defuse the largest unexploded World War Two Tallboy bomb ever found in Poland, in Swinoujscie, Poland.  8 Flotylla Obrony Wybrzeza/Handout via Reuters.

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