Germany: WWII Vintage Bomb Uncovered in Frankfurt’s Railway

Frankfurt's Central Station, a WWII vintage bomb was found near a railway of the city.
Frankfurt’s Central Station, a WWII vintage bomb was found near a railway of the city.

Frankfurt, Germany’s rail travel was disturbed for two hours last October 19 when a WWII vintage bomb was discovered near one of the rail lines of the city.

“The railway line, near the site of the bomb, was partially closed for security reasons for two hours on Saturday morning,” said a police spokeswoman from the city in an interview the following day.

It was during a repair work done on the rail lines that the said bomb was discovered without its detonator. The police removed it without evacuating nearby homes as they deemed the action unnecessary.

However, the removal of the bomb caused a disruption to the operations of the railway and eventually to the local and national services around the country’s financial capital, that was according to a spokesman from the Deutsche Bahn rail company which is government-owned.

It has already been over six decades since the Second World War but German authorities believe there are still over 3,000 vintage bombs buried under German soil and that estimate applies to Berlin alone.

The country is riddled with unexploded bombs from the said war courtesy of the bombing capaign launched by the Allies against the then Nazi Germany.

In June 2010, a 500-kilo Allied bomb exploded in Germany’s central city of Goettingen which killed 3 German sappers and injured two. The bomb, believed to be British, was to be diffused when the incident happened.

The Herald Sun News reports


Heziel Pitogo

Heziel Pitogo is one of the authors writing for WAR HISTORY ONLINE