Friday, 4 January 2019

It will Take Another 500 Years to Clear Somme Battlefields of Bombs

In 2016 alone, bomb disposal experts collected 25 tons of ammunition in the Somme battlefields. They say it will probably take another 500 years to eliminate it all before the area is safe.
"Since the start of 2016 we've been called out 300 times to dispose of 25 tons of bombs.", a statement from Michel Colling, the head of the Amiens bomb disposal unit that deals with the Somme.
Somme Battlefield 1
He also said, "As soon as you start turning the earth up, you find them. At this rate, we have another 500 years to clear the area, so the work is far from over."
It was after French farmers kept on handing out shell cases, fuses, and even discarded guns encrusted with soil to visitors from the UK.
Somme Battlefield 2
Mr. Colling added, ‘We find all kinds of devices. The biggest to date was an eight hundred kilo, 15in British bomb at Thiepval, and the smallest are the grenades.
"We have accidents quite frequently. The rotor blades from tractors can set them off, though the farmers are generally protected as they are inside the vehicle and above ground.
"There are accidents with collectors who want to empty munitions either for their collections or to sell them.
"Also, when trenches are built on construction sites, these can set off devastating explosions. All the towns around here have been built on ground teeming with bombs."
A 76-year-old farmer named Claude Samain, plows land by Basin Wood, near Serre – which was among the British front line on July 1st 1916 and holds the Somme's largest cemetery – mentioned: ‘We find shells every time we turn the earth over for potatoes or sugar beet.'
He added: "When I was a lad we used to plough with a horse and cart so were much nearer the soil to spot shells or guns. Now a lot of it gets turned over by our tractors.", as he was extending an empty shell to the Telegraph.
Mr Samain, along with his son, segregate the shells and grenades into two piles - one disarmed, another dangerous. For months, they would slumber in the open air until bomb disposal teams arrive to dispose them.
"I'm quite happy to hand over such souvenirs to the British,’ stated Mr Samain. ‘These shells are part of their history."
He recalls the farm when he was still a boy in the 1930s, and "bodies were still being dug up".
Peter Jones, who operates the Single Step battlefield tours company, mentioned that mortar created to slaughter soldiers during the First World War have "killed plenty of people since the 1918 Armistice".


  1. another 500 years - there is some job security!

  2. 1916: On June 4, Ashkenazi Jew, Louis Dembitz Brandeis is appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States by President Wilson as per his agreed blackmail payment to Samuel Untermyer some three years earlier. Justice Brandeis is also the elected leader of the Executive Committee for Zionist Affairs, a position he has held since 1914.

    The middle of World War II. Germany were winning the war as they were being financed by the Rothschilds to a greater extent than France, Italy and England, because Rothschilds, did not want to support the Tsar in Russia, and of course Russia was on the same side as France, Italy and England.

    Then a significant event occurred. Germany, although they were winning the war and not one foreign soldier had set foot on their soil, offered armistice to Britain with no requirement of reparations. The Rothschilds were anxious to make sure this didn't happen as they were expecting to make far more money off this war, so they played another card they had up their sleeve.

    Whilst the British were considering Germany's offer, Rothschild agent Louis Brandeis sends a Zionist delegation from America to Britain to promise to bring America into the war on the side of the British, provided the British agree to give the land of Palestine to the Rothschilds.

    The Rothschilds wanted Palestine for the following reason. They had great business interests in the far east and desired their own state in that area along with their own military which they could use as an aggressor to any state that threatened those interests.

    The British subsequently agree to the deal for Palestine and the Zionists in London contact their counterparts in America and inform them of this fact. Suddenly all the major newspapers in America that up to that point had been pro-German turned on Germany running propaganda pieces such as: German soldiers were killing Red Cross Nurses; German soldiers were cutting off babies hands, etc, in order to manipulate the American public against the Germans.

    This same year, President Woodrow Wilson, ran a re-election campaign under the slogan, "Re-Elect The Man Who Will Keep Your Sons Out Of The War."

    On December 12, Germany and her allies offer peace terms to end the war.

    1917: As a result of Germany's offer of peace the Rothschild war machine goes into overdrive in America, spreading propaganda which leads to President Wilson under the instructions of American Zionist leader and Supreme Court Justice, Louis Dembitz Brandeis, reneging on his promise to the electorate and taking America into the first world war on April 6.

    As per the Rothschild Zionist promise to the British, to take America into the war, they decide they want something in writing from the British to prove that they will uphold their side of the bargain. The British Foreign Secretary, Arthur James Balfour therefore drafts a letter which is commonly known as the, "Balfour Declaration," which is reprinted below.

    Foreign Office November 2nd, 1917

    Dear Lord Rothschild,

    I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty's Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet.

    His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.

    I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.

    Yours sincerely,

    Arthur James Balfour