Next Time Stick With the "Sea" Shells

Donegal, Ireland A family's beachcombing adventure became a bit stressful when they realized a souvenir brought home from their excursion was actually a UXO. They contacted authorities and an Army EOD unit responded to deal with the WWI artillery shell. The area was cordoned off and local houses were evacuated during assessment of the munition. The shell was transported to a secure military location for further examination and disposal.

Melting Glacier Reveals WWI Era UXO

Trentino, Italy Explorers surveying a glacier on the Ago de Nardis peak, altitude 3,200 meters, uncovered 85 pieces of UXO exposed from a recent heat wave. The Finance Police Alpine rescue unit responded to the reports of rusted metal objects piercing through the ice. The UXO was reportedly from WWI left over from a series of battles fought between the armies of Austria-Hungary and Italy between 1915 and 1918.

Glacier


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