German Incendiary Bombs Found on Hertford Farmland

6No. suspected WWII German Incendiary Bombs (IBs) have been found by an amateur archaeologist on farmland near Hertford.

IBs were dropped in huge numbers during WWII, falling in clusters in an attempt to start conflagrations around important strategic targets upon which the next wave of Luftwaffe bombers could drop their High Explosive (HE) devices.

The small amount of HE filling in incendiary devices means that they have a very small potential of remaining active after more than 70 years in the ground, with the thermite filling typically having degraded.

Still, better safe than sorry, and an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was duly called out to examine the devices and remove them for safe disposal.