This Christmas, a German Town Was Evacuated
For over 50,000 residents of the city of Augsburg near Munich, this Christmas meant packing a bag with the essentials and leaving the house. In one of the biggest of its kind in post-war Germany, people in Augsburg were moved out of their homes to a safe zone on Sunday.
Thousands of people had to leave Christmas presents and decorations behind. They were forced to evacuate while authorities disarmed a large World War II aerial bomb. The bomb, dropped by the British Air Force back in the 1940s, was found last week during construction work.
Via Daily World
Augsburg experienced heavy bombardment during World War II by Allied air forces. The discovery of unexploded bombs in many cities around Germany is a fairly regular occurrence as are such preplanned evacuations. We are sure glad that the whole situation played out without any danger.