Allied Bomb Found at Austria Construction Site

St. Valentin, Lower Austria Construction workers uncovered a WWII era Allied bomb during excavation at a construction site near a former Nazi tank factory. Experts removed the rear detonator from the 1,100 pound bomb before it was relocated for disposal.

According to historical records, St. Valentin was bombed at least eight times by Allied forces since it was home to a tank factory during the war. The Nibelungenwerk plant, was first attacked by the 205 Squadron of the Royal Air Force, whose units dropped over 198 tons of high explosive bombs.

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