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Old 04-06-2024, 04:09 AM
 
Location: Metro Seattle Area - Born and Raised
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Britain held out during WW2, and as such was the main focus of Luftwaffe bombing and German V1 and V2 Rocket attacks, whilst the Royal Navy was the main European focus of the Kriegsmarine (the German WW2 Navy) and naval mines.

Much of what the Germans called the Blitzkrieg (Blitz) or 'Lightning War' in German was directed at Britain as were later German rocket attacks.

So I don't think Britain needs to talk to anyone, although in terms of the Dutch they are a close ally, and no strangers to Plymouth, as Dutch Royal Marines and British Royal Marines work closely together and the Dutch even contribute to 3 Commando Brigade within NATO, whilst the Dutch Navy participates in Royal Navy Fleet Operational Standards and Training (FOST).
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Old 04-07-2024, 01:38 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Another more recent example are the thousands of anti personnel bombs that were dropped in Laos and other SE Asian countries in the 1960’s during the Vietnam War. Over the years hundreds if not thousands of people were outright killed or lost limbs accidentally stepping on them.
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Old 04-09-2024, 08:31 AM
 
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Good luck to this person. How long can buried explosives last? There have been cases where Civil War and WWI bombs have been located and blew up killing or injuring people.
Depends upon a lot of factors, ground conditions, type of casing etc.

Around Verdun (WW1) some are quite deep in the ground and eventually surface from frost expansion (mostly artillery shells). I think the estimate is >1mil unexploded still in ground there and that theyll be clearing them for another century or two.
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Old 04-11-2024, 02:48 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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I remember seeing a story on a TV program about the Cambodian land-mine sniffing rats, and they found lots of them.


https://time.com/6138994/magawa-dies...ines-cambodia/
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