Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, March 20, 2014

More Casualties From the Great War

A shell or grenade buried in western Belgium since World War One, has exploded, killing two people.
At least two more were injured, one of whom is in critical condition.
The device was set off as workmen at a building site in Ypres were trying to dig it up.
The British and the Germans fought for years around Ypres. Shell-fuzing was a bit of a new art back then, I've seen estimates that the percentage of dud rounds was over 30%. That's if it was a shell. For all we know, it could have been a Mills bomb that was dropped by a soldier. Nearly a century of corrosion and it might have looked like just another stone.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There was an article in Smithsonian magazine in Feb of 1994 on the French de-miners. But so far I haven't found the actual article on line. Yet. It went into detail about what was dug up yearly in France on the old battlefields.

D. Scruggs