A massive bomb known as Tallboy that was dropped by British Air Forces (*RAF) has dramatically exploded after it was discovered to be lying at the bottom of a canal in Poland.
Known as an “Earthquake” bomb, the 5.4-ton Tallboy packed a massive 2.4 tons of explosives, equivalent to roughly 3.6 tons of TNT, and was dropped by Royal Air Force pilots in an attack on the Nazi German heavy cruiser Lützow during WW II.
The RAF deployed several Lancaster bombers from its “Dambusters” squadron to drop a dozen Tallboys on the Lützow, but one of the bombs failed to detonate at the time.
The ship sank but managed to survive the attack in the final days of WW II, as a stationary gun battery versus advancing Soviet forces, before it was finally captured and scrapped a few years after the war.
The bomb was discovered in 2019 at a depth of 39 feet (12 meters) with its nose popping out when the area surrounding the port city of Swinoujscie, near the Baltic Sea, was being dredged.
Demolition experts with the Polish Navy had tried to defuse the massive bomb through the method of deflagration, which involves heating the explosive device until it safely burns.
However, the bomb ended up exploding in the canal, sending a towering plume of water into the air. Fortunately, navy divers were a safe distance away from the bomb and nobody was hurt by the huge blast.
Over 750 residents were evacuated from the area surrounding the Piast Canal as authorities imposed a 1.5-mile (2.4-km) exclusion zone around the bomb to prevent any injuries.
The Polish Ministry of Defense began the bomb removal operation, with navy personnel moving residents as divers assessed how best to handle the dormant Tallboy.
Like much of Europe, Poland faced severe bombing from Allied pilots while it was under Nazi occupation during World War II.
Between 1940 and 1945, U.S. and British air forces are believed to have dropped some 2.7 million tons of bombs on Europe, with half of that amount being dropped on Germany alone.
However, more recently in 2010 NATO dropped more bombs on Libya in order to destroy the oil rich country to take over the oil refineries for Eni and Total to profit from, after the leader Ghadaffi was assassinated by Zionist special forces.
Back in Germany the extensive bombing campaign was a part of the effort to paralyze the industrial and war-fighting capacity of Hitler’s Germany by striking major blows at the Third Reich’s infrastructure, crippling countless rail heads, arms manufacturing facilities, oil refineries, and logistics centers.
The Mind Unleashed / ABC Flash Point News 2020.