In the news: Former Fusilier unearths bomb in garden

Former Royal Fusilier, Arthur Amphlett, got more than a spadeful of trouble when, according to the Coventry Telegraph (12 March 2012), he unearthed the tail end of a WW II German bomb in his vegetable patch. Friend Jenny Keen wanted to polish it up and keep it to impress the neighbours. Finders keepers, in my opinion, Jenny. I can’t see the Germans wanting it back.

Mr. Amphlett lives in Canley, on the outskirts of Coventry, England. Sad to say, but Coventry had a bad time of it in WW II, particularly on the night of 14 November 1940. The air raid by the Luftwaffe left over 500 dead and destroyed most of the medieval cathedral. The iconic photo of Churchill inspecting the ruins is shown off to the side.

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