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9 year old Polish girl and 10 year old brother killed by World War II bomb


David_18 68 | 982
24 Mar 2011  #1
A 9-year-old Polish girl died Thursday after an explosion of what was likely a bomb left over from World War II in a field in southern Poland.

The girl was the second victim of the explosion, which occurred Tuesday in the village of Konskowola. The explosion also killed the girl's 10-year-old brother on the spot.

The pair were playing in a field when they found the device. Police are waiting for test results to determine what caused the explosion.

Unexploded bombs from the World War II-era are frequently found in Poland. Casualties are rare.

In February 2010, engineers removed a wartime bomb from the construction site of the National Stadium in Warsaw, which is being built for the Euro 2012 football championships.

monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/news/article_1628413.php/Two-die-in-Poland-after-explosion-of-suspected-World-War-II-bomb

My grandad used to find those artillery ammunition when he was a child. Once he brang one to his home "Hi mom and dad look what i found!" i can tell you his parents werent happy ;).
subarumad
24 Mar 2011  #2
Police are waiting for test results to determine what caused the explosion.

The Germans of course, they are nasty b****rds!
I hope one day the Polish will get retribution, and force the smelly ugly Germans to right the wrong!
wildrover 98 | 4,452
24 Mar 2011  #3
It could quite easily have been a Polish bomb , or a Russian one....
OP David_18 68 | 982
24 Mar 2011  #4
Donnu about a Polish one, we lost the war kinda fast. But could be a Russian one.
ShortHairThug - | 1,103
24 Mar 2011  #5
It could quite easily have been a Polish bomb , or a Russian one....

Does it matter? I remember when they detonated two of them in the field when I was growing up, too dangerous to move or disarm and far enough from the residential buildings.
wildrover 98 | 4,452
24 Mar 2011  #6
Does it matter?

Not really...the results are the same whoever made the dam thing...
valpomike 11 | 197
25 Mar 2011  #7
When they find these bombs, unused, they should send them back to Germany, via air mail, and drop them for fast delivery. This is what they did to Poland.

Mike
Nathan 18 | 1,363
25 Mar 2011  #8
I think they'd better send these bombs via email to dumb bigots like you and release this way the Earth from waste of biomass.

In February 2010, engineers removed a wartime bomb from the construction site of the National Stadium in Warsaw, which is being built for the Euro 2012 football championships.

During the construction of L'viv stadium for Euro2012 they also found bombs from WWII. Some of them were still active. This is a lesson for certain people from Indiana about what a war is and what consequences it carries. And, maybe, some day he will realize that sending bombs on innocent people just to prove one's dumb point is beyond stupid.
George8600 10 | 637
25 Mar 2011  #9
Germans to right the wrong!

The billions of unpaid Euro not enough?
grubas 12 | 1,391
25 Mar 2011  #10
Are you ******* kidding me dude?Will you be satisfied if I shoot your mother or father and pay you 2000 Euro?If so bring them on I can afford to pay you that,if not shut the **** up!

And besides just for what they did to Warsaw they should pay hundreds of bilions not a few ******* bilions.

[quote=George8600]The billions of unpaid Euro not enough?[/quote
What's up with you George?If that's enough bring me your mother and I will shoot her or maybe hang her or maybe starve her to death,I don't yet but I will pay you 2000 Euro,you can be sure about it.What are you waiting for since according to you this is such a good deal?Put your money where your mouth is and lets do that!
George8600 10 | 637
25 Mar 2011  #11
Of course money will never equal human life, but in our overtly capitalist world...you'd be surprised. What I'm saying is that it's wrong to judge modern Germans for something past generations did, especially when they're working so hard giving their taxes to bailing out other European countries.
valpomike 11 | 197
25 Mar 2011  #12
The Germans did not care who these bombs killed when they droped them on Poland, why should we now care. The Germans killed many, without reason, in Poland, and we can not ever forget this. Somehow they must pay.

Mike
wildrover 98 | 4,452
25 Mar 2011  #13
Somehow they must pay.

How long would you want to keep the hatred going , fifty years , a hundred , maybe a thousand....?
Softsong 5 | 495
25 Mar 2011  #14
Good question Wildrover! My sentiments exactly.
grubas 12 | 1,391
25 Mar 2011  #15
How long would you want to keep the hatred going , fifty years , a hundred , maybe a thousand....?

I will keep it going until I die unless they will FULLY compensate Poland for ALL losses they have caused.
wildrover 98 | 4,452
25 Mar 2011  #16
Ok....i am going to hate the Italians for what those dam Romans did in the UK , oh , and the Vikings , and the French...Just a minute...i am not Polish , and i do not have a track suit....ha...all is forgiven then.... come to think of it , i am not bald either...
Daisy 3 | 1,227
25 Mar 2011  #17
How long would you want to keep the hatred going , fifty years , a hundred , maybe a thousand....?

Don't even bother to ask.......a UXB was found near to where I used to live, we were evacuated from our houses for three days, while the army came in to make it safe and remove it. The best of it was, the damned thing was underneath the local football pitch, which was also used for local fairs, with hundreds of people running and trampling all over it.....I'm sure there are plenty of UXBs yet to be discovered in Germany as well.
wildrover 98 | 4,452
25 Mar 2011  #18
How many people are aware that Shoenefeldt airport in Berlin is right on top of a whole load of nasty stuff... At the end of the war the military airfield that was there fell into the hand of the Russians , and they wanted to get the place up and running as soon as possible... Wrecked German aircraft , many full of fuel and bombs were just buldozed into bomb craters , and the whole lot quickly concreted over... Years later when the airfield , which was now a very busy airport became part of West Germany , the documents about the place became available and the Airport managers became aware of what they were sitting on....

It would cost millions to shut the airport down now and dig up all these nasties , so i guess they are just hoping nothing goes bang....!
grubas 12 | 1,391
25 Mar 2011  #19
and i do not have a track suit...

Neither do I.

i am not bald either...

Same here.
wildrover 98 | 4,452
25 Mar 2011  #20
You are not a real Pole then.....maybe Ukrainian or similar....?
Softsong 5 | 495
25 Mar 2011  #21
I will keep it going until I die unless they will FULLY compensate Poland for ALL losses they have caused.

There is a big difference between the desire to be fully compensated for damages, as opposed to saying that you wish other people would die. Especially those who had nothing to do with what happened in the past.

That kind of retaliation keeps hatred going forever like in the Arab world. You did this, I kill you. You killed my family, so I kill yours back. It never ends. Is that the world you wish for your children?

From my visits to Poland, I have talked with many who had suffered immensely, so it is natural to have raw feelings. It is understandable. But, it is better to direct those feelings to something that can be done that is positive. Anything else results in more killing, more strife, and Poland will never reach her full potential.
grubas 12 | 1,391
25 Mar 2011  #22
There is a big difference between the desire to be fully compensated for damages, as opposed to saying that you wish other people would die.

If they die they will never pay the compensation,so I don't wish them to.But think of all the damage (and I am only talking about material one) they caused.If we didn't have to rebuilt Warsaw,we could build the whole another city size of Warsaw.And this is only one city (though the biggest one).Now what about the whole country?It must have cost bilions and bilions just to rebuild it. Other countries not destroyed during the war were making progress and Poles were only REBUILDING.How can someone expect Poles to say "Ok, no big deal"?

youtube.com/watch?v=hIfZvAvV9oI
Look at these pictures and tell me what do you think was the cost of rebuilding Warsaw where 85% of all buildings were destroyed?
Even the rich US didn't rebuilt the the New Orleans yet because it cost bilions and bilions of USD to do that and the Poles had to rebuilt the whole country.And then you have foraigners telling you "What's the big deal?It was 70 years ago".
Softsong 5 | 495
25 Mar 2011  #23
Even the rich US didn't rebuilt the the New Orleans yet because it cost bilions and bilions of USD to do that and the Poles had to rebuilt the whole country.

Pretty amazing accomplishment. I have a coffee table book that was made in the 1960's and was given to me by the grandmother of my host family in Poland. It shows the incredible devastation and how all the people were actively involved.

I marvel at what they did. And Poland is advancing now. More well established places are at the point where they need to rebuild things. Nothing stays the same. Hopefully the EU with Germany as a major participant will continue to benefit Poland. It is impossible to fix everything bad that ever happened. To dwell on it, hinders progress.

There is an old saying that you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Friendships between countries benefits everyone.
Crow 137 | 7,590
25 Mar 2011  #24
9 year old Polish girl and 10 year old brother killed by World War II bomb

terrible

condolences to the Polish people from Novi Sad, Serbia, land of Racowie. Whole Slavija mourn for the lives of these two innocent angels. Such a loss is deeply tragic for our wounded world
isthatu2 4 | 2,708
26 Mar 2011  #25
Two children die and people four thousand miles away use it as an excuse to preach hate. Classy.
My sympathies.
valpomike 11 | 197
26 Mar 2011  #26
Grubas,

I like the way you think, and I am 100% behind you. They must pay some way or another. Life is not fair, I know, neihter is killing without good reason, as they did, both the Germans and Russians.

They killed many of my family, and friends, and many others were forced to leave, to be safe, as was the case with my Grandparents.

Mike
Cardno85 31 | 976
26 Mar 2011  #27
War is a nasty business. It's horrible that these two kids paid the ultimate price for something that has lain dormant for so long. The fact that these people are preaching death to the Germans for it is disgusting.

RIP to the poor kids...and I hope that these few fools don't influence others into thinking that killing innocent people for what their ancestors did is the right way to do things.

Do we want Europe to become a new Palestine?
Sandman 3 | 28
26 Mar 2011  #28
>> It could quite easily have been a Polish bomb , or a Russian one....
Does it matter?

It may have mattered in case there was any legible writing/warning left on the bomb. Had it been in Polish, there's a tiny chance the kids may have paid more attention (I assume 9-10 yr olds can read).
isthatu2 4 | 2,708
26 Mar 2011  #29
warning left on the bomb

er...Bombs,unlike in cartoons rarely have the word BOMB written in big white letters on them.

and I hope that these few fools don't influence others into thinking that killing innocent people for what their ancestors did is the right way to do things.

and lets hope no generation german american is cheering now and saying "yay,thats for stealing Silesia,Danzig,east prussia,expelling 2 million people etc etc etc ".... not cool.

Who's from Indiana?

James Dean

I am sorry for the pain you family suffered.

Lodz,nice sentiments man,but,lets get real here. Every family in Europe lost people in the last war,everysingle one,why do the ones living in the States think they have a monopoly on sob stories?
Sandman 3 | 28
26 Mar 2011  #30
unlike in cartoons rarely have the word BOMB written in big white letters on them.

No one mentioned the word "bomb" or big white letters, though Little Boy did have big white letters on it.

Some ordnance has labels like "warning", "danger", "handle with care", etc. Or this:

Bomb warning


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