Divers begin defusing huge unexploded WW2 bomb
Navy divers have embarked on a massive five-day operation to defuse the largest unexploded WWII bomb ever found in Poland.
It's called "Tallboy" - used by the British Air Force at the time - and underwater footage gives an idea of its size - and the scope of the task.
The bomb was found in the Piast Canal, which connects the Baltic Sea with the Oder.
Michal Jodlowski commands a Navy minesweeper at work.
"What we are dealing with here is the second largest conventional bomb from World War II. The bomb weighs 5,400 kg. Of that 2,400 kg, the explosive material is. It is very strong, which corresponds to 3,600 kg of TNT (trinitrotoluene). The probability is that that splinters spread over water, very high. "
The Tallboy, known as the "earthquake" bomb, was dropped from British aircraft in 1945 when a German cruiser was attacked.
This illustration shows how big it is - and how devastating it could have been.
Complicated business: the site is near a town with a terminal for liquefied natural gas.
According to local media, more than 700 people had to be evacuated from their homes during the operation.
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