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Nazi Arms Cache Found In Silesia

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  1. The_Historian

    The_Historian Pillboxologist Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    Bumper crop for stories today.
    "A WORLD War 2 stockpile of Nazi helmets and weapons including over 1,000 bombs has been uncovered during road works in southern Poland. The incident took place in the town of Mikolow in the Silesia Province.
    According to reports, over 2,000 World War II weapons and other items have been excavated.
    Military spokesman Tomasz Znojkiewicz said: "We are dealing with a stockpile of weapons that are more dangerous now than 70 years ago."
    Construction workers came across the objects while digging up a road, and they were initially described as "unexploded ordnance".
    The operation was also temporarily interrupted earlier by the discovery of human remains at the same site.
    It is believed that the stockpile was abandoned by Germans withdrawing from Silesia at the end of the war.
    Mr Znojkiewicz added: "So far, 1,081 bombs have been excavated and secured, but I believe that it is only half of the entire arsenal buried here."
    Two nearby homes were evacuated, but residents have now been allowed to return.
    They were provided with a hotel for several nights."

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