Exeter: WW2 bomb detonated after homes evacuated
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A controlled detonation has been carried out on an unexploded World War Two bomb found in Exeter. Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes in the city while authorities investigated the device, according to police. A 400-metre (1,300-ft) cordon was in place on Saturday morning, with 2,600 homes evacuated on Friday evening and Saturday.
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  • Guardian News
    Guardian News

    Exeter residents evacuated as police prepare to detonate bomb ► www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/feb/27/exeter-residents-evacuated-possible-unexploded-bomb-found

  • Senna De hond
    Senna De hond

    German WW2 veteran after this explosion: “THAT’S FOR BISMARCK!”

  • Eddie De Leon
    Eddie De Leon

    where do harmfull chemicals go, the air we breathe and mother earth absorbed it without a question but leave a BIG QUESTION this pandemic era my own perceptions

  • Ptao Tom
    Ptao Tom

    pop open on other nearby flats due to the pressure negative phase of the blast wave (Friedlander waveform) - perhaps that is what we are seeing here.

  • Ask to seduce Miss
    Ask to seduce Miss

    pop open on other nearby flats due to the pressure negative phase of the blast wave (Friedlander waveform) - perhaps that is what we are seeing here.

  • Tortoise
    Tortoise

    So ww3 is really starting?

    • Ptao Tom
      Ptao Tom

      The UK: We won the war! Germany: Just you wait!

  • Amol Kadam
    Amol Kadam

    Where are air raid sirens.

    • Ask to seduce Miss
      Ask to seduce Miss

      Positively thankful to the guys on Bomb Disposal! I know only too well of hoping that you would see you father after you get back from school!

  • The Sword Prince
    The Sword Prince

    If this was supposedly a experiment for legally studying bombs after telling people to evacuate the town for going for another war coming up from who knows what, after paying the residents money for new comfortable homes, then it is approved.

  • soniyu ziuy
    soniyu ziuy

    During WW2: "That bomb is an engineering failure!" 2021: "That bomb is an engineering masterpiece!"

  • slvvr
    slvvr

    devil: my acne is popping!

  • soniyu ziuy
    soniyu ziuy

    I walked down that road every week last year

    • soniyu ziuy
      soniyu ziuy

      Is everyone ignoring at the dude saying 'sheeeeeit'

  • Relax sleep and meditation
    Relax sleep and meditation

    imagine the hardship people in ww2 went through this bombing every night and people are complaining that life is hard now-be grateful

  • Oli HSv
    Oli HSv

    Yes !!! Dont feel save only because u defeatet us in the war 🇩🇪over all

    • soniyu ziuy
      soniyu ziuy

      Iv Now Got A Pond

  • sotuur aeei
    sotuur aeei

    That’s the route our grandparents used to take to school

  • yaliso gioouy
    yaliso gioouy

    That’s the route our grandparents used to take to school

  • johnthebrexiteer
    johnthebrexiteer

    We heard this in Norfolk!

    • sotuur aeei
      sotuur aeei

      The bomb was 80 years too late

  • ffandrewd
    ffandrewd

    How big was the bomb?

    • GNranger
      GNranger

      2000lbs

    • yaliso gioouy
      yaliso gioouy

      The Germans must've really hated the English although the Queen is a Saxon-Golgotha

  • Bolia Fops
    Bolia Fops

    I bet there's still loads of these around.

  • 72mossy
    72mossy

    Wow amazing these bombs still being discovered. I'm from Ireland, my grandfather told me of a story one time in London during the war, he was in the Homeguard and work on a production line for the Wellington Bomber. One evening when he had finished work he was cycling home and heard the hum of a doodle bug, he threw himself and the bike to the ground and the street blew out in front of him. He was a Tipperary man and married a Kerry woman in London in 1940. They lived in Surrey. Returned home to Tipperary in 1952 with 2 girls.

    • Bolia Fops
      Bolia Fops

      With today's drone technology, you'd think they'd be able to at least ATTEMPT to diffuse this thing, right?

  • sannio komi
    sannio komi

    It's amazing, the continuing legacy of World War II. With the Funeral of Cpt. Tom Moore, and a bomb of the era exploding, on the same day. History seems so recent.

  • CorruptedXAhmed
    CorruptedXAhmed

    The UK: We won the war! Germany: Just you wait!

    • sannio komi
      sannio komi

      2020 it was Beirut looking at this like the uk is back in world war 2 again

  • bilisha coli
    bilisha coli

    Positively thankful to the guys on Bomb Disposal! I know only too well of hoping that you would see you father after you get back from school!

    • bilisha coli
      bilisha coli

      There was a shock echo as well as the main one. Did it reflect off that hill in the background?

  • foopyu nooui
    foopyu nooui

    They got there really quickly

    • bilisha coli
      bilisha coli

      There was a shock echo as well as the main one. Did it reflect off that hill in the background?

  • dave berry
    dave berry

    would you be happy if your home was smashed up by this

  • Nathan Panther
    Nathan Panther

    It was on TikTok

    • foopyu nooui
      foopyu nooui

      "gets WW2 flashback"

  • Yeeeeeeeeeet
    Yeeeeeeeeeet

    Is everyone ignoring at the dude saying 'sheeeeeit'

  • Leonard V
    Leonard V

    Too many people these days are willing to say disgusting things to each other until bombs go off in their yard

  • T T
    T T

    Iv Now Got A Pond

  • LORD TANTRUMS
    LORD TANTRUMS

    Mortal body timeless soul!

  • dueeh nyyu
    dueeh nyyu

    but pile of rubble.

  • SCP-173 wants to Snap your neck
    SCP-173 wants to Snap your neck

    The bomb was 80 years too late

  • Paulo Tiangco
    Paulo Tiangco

    The Germans must've really hated the English although the Queen is a Saxon-Golgotha

    • dueeh nyyu
      dueeh nyyu

      Armin van Buuren live at ASOT 900 Madrid 🇪🇸 (March 9, 2019)

  • William the Conker
    William the Conker

    That's some time delay switch on that.

  • CrazxoLamont
    CrazxoLamont

    Why u here from tiktok 🤦🏾‍♂️😒

  • DJ BenjE
    DJ BenjE

    With today's drone technology, you'd think they'd be able to at least ATTEMPT to diffuse this thing, right?

  • Markus V
    Markus V

    German quality

  • F-zero91maru
    F-zero91maru

    2020 it was Beirut looking at this like the uk is back in world war 2 again

  • Entropy Bentwhistle
    Entropy Bentwhistle

    There was a shock echo as well as the main one. Did it reflect off that hill in the background?

  • J.C.F. Lopez
    J.C.F. Lopez

    Just remember these same type of bombings are still occuring elsewhere...

  • dickquan _
    dickquan _

    "gets WW2 flashback"

  • CPLG Sleight
    CPLG Sleight

    POV: You’re here from TikTok

  • Chris_ C
    Chris_ C

    I seen this on TikTok

  • Baronstone
    Baronstone

    Did they not think to use a Kevlar blanket over top of the site to keep down as much flying debris as possible?

  • BA AB
    BA AB

    During WW2: "That bomb is an engineering failure!" 2021: "That bomb is an engineering masterpiece!"

  • Trucker Hoppe
    Trucker Hoppe

    Me putting a tin of beans in the microwave when I was 8

  • Sam C
    Sam C

    Should of made the student's have a blm protest on top of it

  • tuba asi asi
    tuba asi asi

    Armin van Buuren live at ASOT 900 Madrid 🇪🇸 (March 9, 2019)

  • Simon Rook
    Simon Rook

    For context, this was a 1000kg bomb, the largest the Luftwaffe commonly dropped, the RAF raids later in the war routinely used a 4000lb (1800kg) ‘cookie’ as the main bomb alongside smaller bombs and/or incendiary clusters to a total of circa 10-14,000 lbs, bomb mix dependant on target.

  • Jesus Perez
    Jesus Perez

    more info please?

  • Matt harrison
    Matt harrison

    After seeing this , it goes to show how scary the war must’ve been !

  • Whereawillisisabruce
    Whereawillisisabruce

    It's hard to believe this is the work of a lunatic who died in 1945 but it is

  • Leode Siefast
    Leode Siefast

    Proper snidy!

  • Simionius775
    Simionius775

    Well, this is what would have happened if WW2 took place today as we have colour video and news platforms, but the weapons are from back then.

  • ji mochi
    ji mochi

    Imagine what a lot of middle easterners have to go through because of the same thing everday

  • Team Scavenger
    Team Scavenger

    😞

  • Milan Konar
    Milan Konar

    I saw and heard it lol, so much loader in person

  • Kevin Klein
    Kevin Klein

    hope we can agree that we as humans should never let this happen. let us peacefully stand up for pacifism. Interesting to see the windows shatter though

  • Mother Mary
    Mother Mary

    Believe me it happened and it was terrifying. I was sheltering under the stairs in my grandparents house when a bomb flattened the four houses directly opposite us. Nothing left but pile of rubble.

  • they lie but why ?
    they lie but why ?

    It’s a shame boris Johnson and Matt handcock weren’t walk-in above it as it exploded 😟

  • Zaim Kasumi
    Zaim Kasumi

    WOW 😲😲

  • Alissia Metcalfe
    Alissia Metcalfe

    POV you can here from the person on tik tok

  • Valerie Sanchez
    Valerie Sanchez

    Anhydrous ammonia has joined the chat

  • Deborah Pulling
    Deborah Pulling

    I have just watched it, and you can see a soldier in the smoke

  • Magnus Walker
    Magnus Walker

    Some local kids now have free sand pits in their gardens.

  • Mattie Bennett
    Mattie Bennett

    Joe Biden is going to retaliate by bombing Syria.

  • RAYMOND STEELE
    RAYMOND STEELE

    Nice . As in nice to see it gone , Not nice for the property owners.

  • manofweed1
    manofweed1

    Boy, that was more than someone's discarded lunch box !

  • S Cr
    S Cr

    Does this classify as the last bit of collateral damage from WW2?

  • Solar Satan
    Solar Satan

    now finnish what's left of exeter

    • ilikethisnamebetter
      ilikethisnamebetter

      Let's not drag the Finnish into this.

  • The Messenger
    The Messenger

    Also a few at Sunnydale area saltfleet UK , plus many other regions !

  • Peter Wragg
    Peter Wragg

    Shame it wasn’t ten times that size and in Worksop town centre, it would have done everyone a favour

    • Falango Gaming
      Falango Gaming

      You my friend are a hero

  • DSRLEADER ‘
    DSRLEADER ‘

    🇩🇪🇩🇪🇩🇪🇩🇪

  • Anoni Mouse
    Anoni Mouse

    England 3 Germany 0

  • Simon Irvine
    Simon Irvine

    Where do they send the invoice too.....Mmm......

  • JZ's Best Friend
    JZ's Best Friend

    "Bad show" said the engineers.

  • Steppa _
    Steppa _

    Pov: ur here from tiktok😁😁

  • Simon Irvine
    Simon Irvine

    Those birds didn't like did they.

  • Unknown
    Unknown

    You just came from the tiktok

  • Rossouw Malherbe
    Rossouw Malherbe

    Close that bomb with democrats

  • Minus DaGreez
    Minus DaGreez

    pause it at 0:06 and you see a face in the smoke lol

  • ReconGhost Media
    ReconGhost Media

    Not small then!!!😮

  • gaz 188
    gaz 188

    1930 kids: Haha only one? Amateurs

  • Lily Plays roblox
    Lily Plays roblox

    At least they got a free firework show ☠️

  • odakyu odakyu
    odakyu odakyu

    lets raise a glass to quality German engineering!

  • Neville Walker
    Neville Walker

    Not as frightening a corvid though for some. Yep, thousands of us went through such for four years but pulled together and here we are today finally free again.

  • Fina Ribena!
    Fina Ribena!

    My brother goes to uni there but he is at home but hi girl friend was evacuated.I think she was pretty scared

  • LORD TANTRUMS
    LORD TANTRUMS

    Imagine digging up a bomb like that in the back garden LOL!

  • GivenFirstName FamilyFirstName
    GivenFirstName FamilyFirstName

    Glazier's happy time.

  • Marc Connell
    Marc Connell

    If this damaged a nearby house, would the insurance pay up?

  • Rob Harris
    Rob Harris

    Got to say that is a surprisingly big detonation.

    • Rob Harris
      Rob Harris

      @JZ's Best Friend Well what I would say in defence of the UxB team is maybe it was felt it was unstable due to deterioration in the ground. But it looks like most of the explosive detonated which of course they are supposed to neutralise as best they can beforehand. But we will have to see the inquest, I guess will now happen due to the damage caused.

    • JZ's Best Friend
      JZ's Best Friend

      @Rob Harris Considering the sensational viewing, I'm not surprised at all. Still, I fail to understand why it was decided to detonate a 1000 kg in a town? Over the last couple of years I know of at least two bombs of the same weight category being *taken away* because they were in town centers: one in Germany, courtesy of the RAF and one in Belgium, courtesy of the USAF.

    • Rob Harris
      Rob Harris

      @JZ's Best Friend Man, I don't believe this, there is actually reports coming in that several houses have been damaged by the detonation! Oops! danger UxB!

    • JZ's Best Friend
      JZ's Best Friend

      That's probably what the engineers said too, emphasis on the surprisingly-part.

  • KINDLE
    KINDLE

    I have never understood War. Old men sending young men to their deaths? FOR WHAT? Surely there has to be better ways of solving problems than killing people in this cowardly way?

  • K S
    K S

    By gone era

  • Andy Strachan
    Andy Strachan

    Impressive, but nowhere near as big as the bomb that Northampton Saints dropped on Exeter Chiefs last weekend.

  • MrSCOTTtheSCOT
    MrSCOTTtheSCOT

    playing minefield using a jcb. (how many more are just sweating under the ground after this time. 1000kg just sat there and you see everything that has been built around it , how much must have come and gone since the day it buried itself into the ground from an air raid. The potential horror that has been avoided by chance)

  • ArkVallen II
    ArkVallen II

    Looks like the weather got a bit blitzy yesterday

  • Lee M Day
    Lee M Day

    After 80 years we are still fighting the second world war in Britain and Europe thousands like this wait to meet spades and digger buckets

  • xybp942
    xybp942

    Just remember that the British were the first to accidentally start dropping bombs on German cities, which began the escalating campaign of civilian bombing among both the axis and allies Blood on the hands of both Germans and Brits alike here This is why we say "never again". This is why the EU was such a miracle and why you shouldn't have left it. You spit on your grandparents' memories

    • kudi m
      kudi m

      no, we say never again about states committing genocide.

  • The Oracle
    The Oracle

    Exeter was heavily bombed. I am surprised they havn't found more.

  • angeel october
    angeel october

    seeing the body go up and down ob the left threw the smoke take the detonation killed him

  • Jayvee Bloggs
    Jayvee Bloggs

    Gosh I blame brexit

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