Operation Render Safe: Clearing the Bombs of WWII


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(SOFREP) What does another day at work like for you? Maybe sitting in front of your computer, going through documents and attending meetings, or probably dealing with customers and refilling stocks in the inventory. How about diving for wrecks under the sea or digging the soil in hopes of finding unexploded bombs of World War II? As for the crew of Operation Render Safe, that’s what their “another day at work” is like.

It’s been almost 80 years since the Second World War had ended. However, its dangers remain today, in the form of the ordnance that remained unexploded, lurking especially in the waters of the Pacific Islands, where most of the battles took place at the height of World War II. In Germany, for instance, more than 2,000 tons of unexploded bombs are still being discovered every year. In the Solomon Islands, where one of the fiercest battles between Japan and the United States happened, unknown quantities of explosives still remained, scattered across the over 900 islands.

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Published: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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