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Warsaw. Belarus. An unexploded ordnance from World War II was found near the garden center

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A dangerous “souvenir” from World War II was found in Białołęka. A rusty mortar shell lay in the bushes. The endangered area was secured by city guards and policemen, the Warsaw City Guard reported.

Near the garden center on Płochocińska Street, an unexploded bomb from World War II was found on Monday evening. The police and city guards were notified of the discovery. – The heavily rusted unexploded ordnance measured about 20 centimeters. The area around the projectile was fenced off from access by outsiders. The sapper patrol was also notified. The projectile was guarded alternately by policemen and city guards, the city guard said in a statement.

Heavy fighting took place in Szamocin

As it has been recalled, Szamocin was still a farming settlement near Warsaw, not far from Białołęka, half a century ago, inhabited mainly by German Evangelical settlers. In September 1939, these areas were the scene of heavy fighting between the German army and the defenders of Warsaw. During the war, the population of German origin was mostly resettled. Further heavy clashes took place in this area in the winter of 1945. It is from these two periods that the unexploded ordnance found there originate.

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