Busy day for sappers from Bolesławiec

Sappers from Bolesławiec were called to handle two Soviet anti-tank mines, a hand grenade in a sewer, and a mortar grenade found in a tree – all in one day.

Mortar shell in a tree (by Patrol Saperski 23. Śląskiego Pułku Artylerii)

The mortar grenade hanging in the tree was found in Pstrąże. It was a German shell dating back to World War 2, preserved in good condition. It was probably discovered by someone who left it in that place. There was a real risk of the grenade exploding if fallen from the tree. Nearby, two anti-tank mines were discovered by a forester. They dated back to the times when Soviet Army stationed in the area.

Anti-tank mine (by Patrol Saperski 23. Śląskiego Pułku Artylerii)

Meanwhile in Świętoszów workers cleaning sewage installations discovered a hand grenade in a sewage well. The unexploded ordnance was identified as an anti-personnel Soviet F1 hand grenade. It was extracted from the well once the water was pumped out. All the unexploded ordnance was taken by the sappers and detonated.

Grenade found in sewer (by Patrol Saperski 23. Śląskiego Pułku Artylerii)

(after Patrol Saperski 23. Śląskiego Pułku Artylerii & Bolec.info)

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