Unexploded World War II bombs still live in France as D-Day celebrations start

Troops land at Arromanches in Normandy in June 1944
Troops land at Arromanches in Normandy in June 1944 Steck/MPI/Getty Images

Three days ahead of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, a French NGO has accused the French government of not properly informing the public about the dangers of unexploded bombs.


The organisation, Robin des Bois, says 15 per cent of all bombs dropped during the World War II in France did not explode and are still buried underground.

Between 2008 and 2013 14,000 bombs, shells and mines were discovered in France, mostly in the west of the country.

The NGO is asking the government to release information to the public on the matter.

Seventy years later, The bombs are as dangerous as the day they were dropped, Robin des Bois president Jacky Bonnemain told RFI.

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