France evacuates 6,000 Parisians after unexploded World War Two bomb discovered

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Six thousand people were evacuated from their homes in the outskirts of Paris on Sunday because of an unexploded RAF bomb dropped during a Second World War raid.

The 1000lbs device – half of which was made of high explosive – was found on land in France owned by carmaker Renault in Boulogne-Billancourt.

It was originally dropped 69 years ago in a hugely successful mission involving a then record 223 aircraft who did everything possible to avoid killing civilians.

Military experts worked from around 8am to noon to diffuse it, with the all clear being given early in the afternoon....

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