I'd previously mumbled about how growing up in post-WW2 Germany is a bit weird because construction work keeps turning up unexploded bombs and everyone just kind of goes "oh, okay, another one of those"
there was one found in Nuremberg again yesterday but when searching for news reports about it I'm just finding other articles about one found in February (also in Nuremberg)
here's a screenshot of the "related articles" bit from one of them
@theoutrider It gets slightly less common by now, but there's still some each time an urban area is (re-)developed (there was another one in Frankfurt just yesterday).
At least for the planned bombings there's photo material from the allied reconnaissance, and checking for those in the archives is part of the process for every building permit in affected areas.
@theoutrider never even thought about it tbh
though in Aachen it's way more common to find some Roman or medieval remains when digging somewhere, which is the point where you take a six-month break from whatever you're building and let the archeologists do their thing. At least a bomb is usually dealt with quickly
@theoutrider there's a lake near my parent's house in southern jutland where a quarter of it is a fancy artificial sand-beach with bridge and stuff, and the rest of the lake is diving-forbidden because of possible unexploded WW2 bombs/grenades.
@theoutrider part of it is that the defusal teams are fortunately very good at not having the things accidentally blow so it's generally just "they defused it on the spot", "it wasn't dangerous anymore to begin with" or "they moved it somewhere safe and far away from people and exploded it there"
@theoutrider just as true for Belgium. Three quarters of a century later and there's still unexploded bombs to be found.
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