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Chemical weapons in WW2?

Discussion in 'The Guns Galore Section' started by Roel, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. Ricky

    Ricky New Member

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    Many of the woods in my county (Bedfordshire) were used as ammunition dumps of one kind or another during the war. One of them was a huge Mustard Gas dump, which was not fully cleared out - in the 1980s they found a load of (full) mustard gas canisters there!

    To go off topic a little (again):
    One rather unusual placing of an ammo dump - along one road were huts full of grenades. The back of the huts were against a wire fence. On the other side of the fence was a POW camp full of German prisoners!
    They were likely to know that the huts were ammo storage - a local lad on a motorbike crashed into a hut and set of a rather large explosion.
     
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    Once heard a story about a couple of guys in the western desert stopped to have a brew up and unknowly lit their fire on top of a buried fuel dump! A couple of MPs managed to stop them from becoming the first englishmen into space.
     
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    God was definitely looking out for those two! :eek:
     
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    And imagine that some others are actually looking for weapons buried under forests and fields, fruitlessly...
     
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    Such is life. :wink:
     

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