Thousands Evacuated in Germany Over WWII-Era Bombs
It’s a delicate operation. In one of the biggest evacuations in German history, 50,000 people were cleared from a half-mile radius in Hanover after authorities said five undetonated explosives had been found. While two turned out to just be scrap metal, the other three were bombs of British origin, and the city’s museums took people in while technicians dealt with the artifacts. Unexploded bombs from World War II are still found across Europe, but as the components degrade, experts say they’re getting more dangerous to handle.