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  • Short Summary

    Soldiers digging for unexploded bomb at Coleshill

  • Description

    Coleshill near Coventry, West Midlands.

    Various shots of the soldiers digging for unexploded bomb in field, large house in background. Sign saying 'Keep Clear - Unexploded Bomb'.

    Date found in the old record 15/04/1946.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2301.10
    Media URN:
    65738
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:38:00 / 01:36:19:00
    Canister:
    UN 1380 E

Comments (1)

  1. chriswege says

    The unexploded bomb was in fact at Coleshill near Amersham in Bucks. It dropped in November 1940 and was excavated in 1946. The unit involved was 22 Bomb
    Disposal Company Royal Engineers, stationed near Beaconsfield. It took several weeks of work to remove the bomb, according to one of the sappers present, who is
    now 88 years old.

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