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The Briton tried to sell a working aerial bomb from the Second World War via the Internet

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In the British county of Hampshire, the military set up a 50-meter cordon and evacuated frightened residents from their homes. This was due to the fact that 51-year-old Mark Williams, who is fond of searching for objects with a metal detector, found a German incendiary bomb in the ground near his brother's house.


British newspaper Daily Mail writes about it.

The Briton brought home to his brother and tried to sell this operational World War II bomb via the Internet. He didn’t think of anything better than writing an ad on Ebay asking him to buy a "used German incendiary bomb" for £ 15.

This ad was drawn to the attention of 46-year-old collector Ralph Sherwin, a member of the Militaria club. Understanding the ammunition, he immediately determined from the photograph that the bomb had not been deactivated and could be dangerous. Therefore, he contacted the advertiser to warn him. When Sherwin realized that Williams did not delete his proposal, ignoring his signal, he immediately went to the police.

Policemen, medics, firefighters and the military arrived at the house of the "seeker". The army evacuated neighbors and set up a cordon. After that, the sappers delivered the bomb to a remote location and conducted a controlled detonation of the ammunition.
The police detained Williams, but soon released him without filing any charges.

During World War II, Luftwaffe aircraft dropped millions of 1kg incendiary bombs on Britain. Their cylindrical bodies were made of magnesium alloy and filled with an incendiary compound called thermite. When hitting the surface, the needle fell into a small capsule, which ignited the termite, and then the body itself, generating enough heat to melt the steel.
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  1. Kot_Kuzya
    Kot_Kuzya 22 May 2021 06: 08
    +4
    Well stupid-s-s-s !!!! Why cordon off the territory and evict neighbors? An incendiary bomb is not a 50-kg land mine; the harm from it is no more than from a burning gas cutter.
    1. Labrador
      Labrador 22 May 2021 06: 11
      +7
      Here the principle worked: it is better to overdo it than to miss it. You never know what he still has.
    2. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 22 May 2021 06: 14
      +3
      An instantaneous inertial fuse is installed on the bomb ... the mushroom picker was lucky that she did not detonate in her hands after so many years.
      The Germans dropped such bombs in containers of 700 on London, Moscow and other cities to set fire to buildings.
      1. oleg-gr
        oleg-gr 22 May 2021 08: 09
        +3
        £ 15 for a "second hand German incendiary bomb." This is the price tag for a rarity. As a result, the bomb was disposed of.
        1. Vladimir Mashkov
          Vladimir Mashkov 22 May 2021 11: 16
          +1
          Desperate Mark! After all, he could have burned down his brother's house!
          1. isv000
            isv000 22 May 2021 23: 20
            0
            It's my brother's house, not yours ...
    3. Finches
      Finches 22 May 2021 07: 20
      +8
      The collector of snitches broke the whole MI-6 combination - a lighter exploded at a black digger's house - and the next appearance on the stage of Russian super agents Boshirov and Petrov ... And now the counterintelligence officers again look for a German bomb, drag it into the forest, bury and wait for the clown with a mine detector! laughing
    4. knn54
      knn54 22 May 2021 08: 08
      0
      Elementary greed. I also admit stupidity.
  2. xorek
    xorek 22 May 2021 06: 09
    +4
    Well, the Anglo-Saxons .. You would have asked the Russian black diggers what and how is sold, and what is better not to touch.
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 22 May 2021 06: 17
      +3
      Black diggers also play cat and mouse with death ... touching old ammunition there is no guarantee that they will not work from movement, heating, friction.
      Better to go to museums.
      1. xorek
        xorek 22 May 2021 06: 54
        +1
        Quote: Lech from Android.
        Black diggers also play cat and mouse with death ... touching old ammunition there is no guarantee that they will not work from movement, heating, friction.
        Better to go to museums.

        And yet they do not go to museums, but prefer to dig and search .. I respect those who identify the fallen soldiers and re-burial with honors soldier
        1. Lech from Android.
          Lech from Android. 22 May 2021 07: 05
          +1
          These are the official search units ... there are no complaints about them ... there are qualified commanders.
          And uncontrolled youth or boys is a problem ... these reckless ... they often have their limbs ripped off at best after jokes with the echo of war.
          1. Shuttle
            Shuttle 22 May 2021 08: 49
            +2
            Unfortunately, the "officiality" of the search teams does not give a 100% guarantee that there will be no accidents. Reduces, of course, the risk, but it so happens that in the official units, people die.
            https://lenta.ru/news/2021/05/06/podryv/
            1. Alf
              Alf 22 May 2021 22: 41
              +1
              Quote: Shuttle
              Unfortunately, the "officiality" of the search teams does not give a 100% guarantee that there will be no accidents. Reduces, of course, the risk, but it so happens that in the official units, people die.
              https://lenta.ru/news/2021/05/06/podryv/

              This is not about that.
              Yes, and search engines are dying. But the main goal of the search engine is to find and reburial the remains of a soldier, and the black digger is to weld himself on the sale of found weapons or personal belongings, and the excavated remains simply dump into the nearest ravine.
              1. Shuttle
                Shuttle 24 May 2021 14: 20
                0
                Quote: Alf

                This is not about that.
                Yes, and search engines are dying. But the main goal of the search engine is to find and reburial the remains of a soldier, and the black digger is to weld himself on the sale of found weapons or personal belongings, and the excavated remains simply dump into the nearest ravine.

                In this case, there was definitely no question of the remains of the fallen soldiers from England.
                Otherwise, I agree - black digging solely for the sake of glands is blasphemy and it is necessary to fight with it, turning it into the right search.
          2. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 22 May 2021 09: 44
            +1
            Quote: Lech from Android.
            These are the official search units ... there are no complaints about them ... there are qualified commanders.

            That's all right. In need to be done with your head, ammunition is not toys.
        2. Alf
          Alf 22 May 2021 22: 38
          0
          Quote: xorek
          Quote: Lech from Android.
          Black diggers also play cat and mouse with death ... touching old ammunition there is no guarantee that they will not work from movement, heating, friction.
          Better to go to museums.

          And yet they do not go to museums, but prefer to dig and search .. I respect those who identify the fallen soldiers and re-burial with honors soldier

          Black diggers and search engines are completely different companies.
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 22 May 2021 09: 42
        0
        Quote: Lech from Android.
        Black diggers also play cat and mouse with death ... touching old ammunition there is no guarantee that they will not work from movement, heating, friction.

        So we do not touch them, we know perfectly well what will happen. Only thugs touch and die.
  3. AshPoseidon
    AshPoseidon 22 May 2021 06: 23
    +3
    write an ad on Ebay offering to buy a "used German incendiary bomb" for £ 15
    I have no words! fool
    1. Kot_Kuzya
      Kot_Kuzya 22 May 2021 06: 27
      +1
      It is a pity that Muslin did not have time to buy, he would have shown it on his channel.
    2. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 22 May 2021 06: 27
      +2
      Zadornov found these wordssmile about such.
  4. Evil 55
    Evil 55 22 May 2021 06: 44
    +3
    Once again confirms the lack of intelligence among the islanders due to the lack of vitamins ..
    1. xorek
      xorek 22 May 2021 06: 55
      0
      Quote: Evil 55
      Once again confirms the lack of intelligence among the islanders due to the lack of vitamins ..

      Most likely they have an excess of vitamins .. wink
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty 22 May 2021 07: 05
    +3
    For the British, I found a bomb, hit it with a sledgehammer with all my might wassat Didn't explode, bring home-neighbor, now let him hit with a sledgehammer lol
  6. serg.shishkov2015
    serg.shishkov2015 22 May 2021 07: 25
    +2
    about OUR black diggers, 15 years ago, in the forest in the very center of the EPR, the opera found their cache. and in it - * Maxim * with a BRONZE barrel cover and single-shot Mauser rifles !!
  7. Avior
    Avior 22 May 2021 08: 40
    -1
    I remember that in Crimea they tried to scrap a German bottom mine during the war.
    1. Peak
      Peak 22 May 2021 09: 17
      0
      Quote: Avior
      I remember that in Crimea they tried to scrap a German bottom mine during the war.

      Perhaps they tried. But the difference in approaches between the Crimeans and the British is obvious.
      The first either did not know what "scrap metal" was, or did not advertise its true purpose to the receivers.
      And the Briton, on the contrary, focused on the purpose of the "rarity", thereby obviously increasing interest in it and, accordingly, its value.
      1. The comment was deleted.
        1. Peak
          Peak 22 May 2021 09: 30
          +1
          Quote: Avior
          ... The first or did not know what constitutes "scrap metal"

          Why do you think so?

          Union "Or", a word of the Russian language, expressing an alternative , means nothing to you, OR ( lol ) you just could not read the entire comment to the end?
      2. Avior
        Avior 22 May 2021 09: 31
        -2
        The difference is obvious.
        A bottom mine is about a ton of explosives, and in an incendiary bomb weighing 1 kg it is not at all.
        1. Peak
          Peak 22 May 2021 09: 33
          -2
          Quote: Avior
          The difference is obvious.
          A bottom mine is about a ton of explosives, and in an incendiary bomb weighing 1 kg it is not at all.

          Do you understand Russian? OR with difficulty and a dictionary ???
          1. Avior
            Avior 22 May 2021 09: 56
            -2
            I realized that you really do not know anything about this - this is evident from your text - but you are already trying to draw conclusions.
            Try again to read what they wrote to you.
            The difference is huge - in one case, a large and powerful explosive device, in the other, a small and generally not explosive device.
            So see?
            hi
      3. Alf
        Alf 22 May 2021 22: 42
        0
        Quote: PiK
        The first either did not know what "scrap metal" was, or did not advertise its true purpose to the receivers.

        One must be quite alternatively gifted so as not to imagine what a mine is.
        1. Peak
          Peak 23 May 2021 07: 29
          -1
          Quote: Alf
          One must be quite alternatively gifted so as not to imagine what a mine is.


          Of course, of course ... What do you think in this "tank" (photo, Crimea, Cape Foros) we strongly recognize the ammunition, a German bottom mine of the WWII period, such as LMB?



          And if this young lady works at the reception?


  8. Simple
    Simple 22 May 2021 14: 09
    +1
    The most humane and effective punishment is money.

    In addition to criminal articles (which will also be translated into money), this
    The "warehouse hunter" still receives the amount to be paid for the arrival of doctors, firefighters, reinforced police squads, and the evacuation of citizens (only for this item the state will count ...).
    About £ 10000. Plus, if someone wants to take money from him for moral damage, he can file a civil lawsuit.
  9. Cap.nemo58rus
    Cap.nemo58rus 22 May 2021 18: 17
    +1
    "A working bomb". Sloppy as they write. The feeling is that Russian is a foreign language (I mean translators and editors.)
    1. Alf
      Alf 22 May 2021 22: 43
      +1
      Quote: Cap.Nemo58rus
      "A working bomb". Sloppy as they write. The feeling is that Russian is a foreign language (I mean translators and editors.)

      Do not shoot the pianist, he plays as best he can.
  10. isv000
    isv000 22 May 2021 23: 24
    0
    Where was sold from could admit danger, if in the brain only "rarity" and "profit". After all, only in Russia for 15 pounds for the sake of a bonba, no one would get up from the bench, at most from a slingshot, drunk, but at a distance ...