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Bombed Birkenhead #276998
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Bert 1, that pic you have shown of the anti personell mine is the "butterfly Bomb", They are meant to be un-defusable, I have a fragment of the same that was blown up by bomb disposal years ago, the guy had it as a souvenir on his mantle piece!!! He had watched an episode of Danger UXB and they mentioned that it could not be deactivated, so he phoned the bomb desposal, who came round immediatly! The guy had then carried it to the bottom of his garden where the crew said that if it was still on the mantle piece thats where they would have blown it!!!
The fragment id the fuse cover plate, complete with fuse type, type 41, year of manufacture, 1941 and factory marks!! All very clearly stamped into the plate, about the size of a can lid! thumbsup


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Jeez. One lucky guy there! The Type 41 was designed to go off on impact I think. (Must dig the book out). Another type went off after a set time and a third type armed itself when it hit the deck and then would go off if moved about 2mm (not a lot).

Kids picked them up after a raid. The curious gave them a tap with their foot. Some landed in fields only to give a blundering cow/sheep a bad time!

Recall reading that if anything went tits up when defusing a bomb, you wouldn't know the slightest thing. The train of detonation, the gaine going off and the main charge going pop is far quicker than the fastest nerve transmission in the human body. Not even time to think "Oh sh*t" !! Maybe just as well.

What morbid interests some folk have ???

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Hoseman,thas an interesting story.obviously that guy did not know what potential danger he had sitting on his mantlepiece.

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These are of Boundary Rd in bidston.

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The top 1 is of the rear of the bus depot in Laird St and the bottom 1 is Laird St itself.

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The pics are not of the best quality but still very viewable.

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Just found this. [youtube]nvWBGHbOtLQ[/youtube]

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Great Find Dava, Very good indeed.


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Bert,did you see the part on the ice in the Mersey.Was it you that was looking for info on the Mersey being frozen?

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No Dava it was Buddy, though i think it was earlier years


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Riiiiiight.I know it was 18 something but the vid is showing ice on the river during the 40`s.Just kinda wandering if it happened twice.

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[youtube]bl47M9MQ2hw[/youtube]

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The above is Wallasey during the war yrs.

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Another great find well done Dava


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Fascinating photos Dava thanks for posting them.


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