This is the moment a World War Two bomb the largest ever found in Poland detonated during an attempt to defuse it. The bomb was dropped by Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1945 in a raid that sank a German battlecruiser, and sat at the bottom of what is now a shipping canal. The Polish Navy had given a 50% chance of the bomb exploding during the operation to defuse it, meaning all the residents of a nearby port city were evacuated beforehand – and all divers could be kept safe from harm. #WorldWarTwo #Poland
Polish Navy reports that the largest ever unexploded WW2 bomb found in Poland, a 5.4 tonne British ‘Tallboy’ or ‘earthquake’ bomb, detonated prematurely during the defusing process. Fortunately all military divers were clear of the danger area.