They Are Still Cropping Up

It's not the first time that a hand grenade belonging to the First World War has turned up here in Spain in a shipment of potatoes from France.

GRA C&M WW1 Grenade amongst French PotatoesThe Policía Nacional in Granada had to deal with this 100-year-old, unexploded munitions in Granada that had been found in one of the warehouse’s machines for sorting potatoes. Of course, caked in mud, it looks like a potato at a quick glance.

The discovery was made close to midnight, last night. The warehouse owner immediately informed the police via 091. The Policía Nacional bomb-squad, Tedax, rushed around, got everybody out and cordoned off the area.

A close inspection had confirmed that it was a very old, hand grenade; Tedax are used to being called out for explosive devices belonging to the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939 but it is not that often that they get this kind of call out.

The grenade was a British Mills Bomb, which is fragmentation grenade of the kind used in both the First and Second World Wars. The grenade was taken away to be destroyed in a quarry using a controlled-explosion device.

We ran an article last year on a similar case.

(News/Noticias: City & Metropolitan Area, Granada, Andalucia)

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