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It took almost two weeks to remove unexploded ordnance from the Second World War from the forest complex near Wołów (Lower Silesian Voivodeship). During the work, the sappers found over a thousand mines, 3.5 thousand fuses and 32 100 kg air bombs. Two of them were detonated on the spot.

Police officers were informed on Sunday (February 12) by one of the residents that there are unexploded ordnances in the forest complex in the Wołów district. Officers and forest rangers confirmed this information and secured the area.

Post-war arsenal in the forest. Sappers worked for 12 daysKPP in Wołów

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Over a thousand mines, 3.5 thousand fuses and 32 air bombs

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Sappers from the 4th Głogów Engineer Battalion, informed by the police officers, while checking the nearby forest, found that in two places there are, among others, anti-tank and anti-personnel mines, detonators and aerial bombs. – Sappers from the Głogów unit, with the support of a sapper patrol from the 23rd Artillery Regiment from Bolesławiec, discovered and secured a total of almost 800 anti-tank mines, over 300 anti-personnel mines, over 3,500 fuses, 32 air bombs weighing 100 kg and 37 zeal. Two of the found bombs, due to the inability to transport them, were detonated by soldiers on the spot – informed junior asp. Janusz Rosa from the police in Wołów.

Post-war arsenal in the forest. Sappers worked for 12 daysKPP in Wołów

Police officers from Wołów secured the area where the unexploded ordnance was found 24/7 for 12 days. All so that bystanders are not exposed to danger.

Post-war arsenal in the forest near Wołów

Main photo source: KPP in Wołów



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