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Unexploded Bomb

by scotty172

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People in story: 
charles a murphy
Location of story: 
Port Glasgow scotland
Background to story: 
Royal Air Force
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14 April 2004

As a young lad during WW2.I was always looking for souvenirs of the war.After a very heavy air raid the night before,my pal and i went up the hill behind our house to look for souvenirs,we came across the remains of a german bomber that had crashed in a field.We found a large piece of metal sticking out of the ground,we began to pull on it to move it but it would not move.After a while we decided to go and report our find. My friends father was a air raid warden so we told him,he said we would go back up to the crash site the next day.We arrived at the crash site and found a very large crater where we had been standing.So iam very lucky to be able to tell this story.

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