HMS Vernon Bomb Disposal Unit locate and detonate wartime bombs on a Kent beach.
On a pebbly beach we see some people sitting and looking at the sea on a sunny day. A Land Rover arrives on the beach; several men in Naval uniform get out; one of them uses a mine detector (looks like a metal detector) to locate a mine under the pebbles. It is carefully lifted out.
A large mine on another part of the beach is detonated; a red flag is hoisted as a warning; the men watch the explosion from a shelter / dugout. C/U of the smoking bomb. Another mine is exploded.
At the Portsmouth Headquarters of the Bomb Disposal Unit we see several bombs that have been recovered. A young boy with his parents puts a penny in a large mine used as a collection box.
Note: the men seen are from HMS Vernon. There is a magazine article on file: "Death Still Waits on Britain's Beaches".
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