Two WW1 hand grenades turned up in an agricultural warehouse in Granada, amongst a shipment of potatoes from France.
A worker at a vegetable-processing plant found the two very rusty hand grenades in a machine used for sorting potatoes yesterday afternoon.
The police were quickly informed and bomb-disposal experts (TEDAX-NRBQ) belonging to the Policía Nacional arrived to dispose of them.
They first inspected the objects within the machine and determined that they were military explosive devices, one of which was a German hand grenade and the other was a British hand grenade (Mills Bomb). Both of which were seriously corroded by the passage of time lying in soil.
They were discovered when the shipment of French potatoes passed through the washing plant; cleaned of mud it was obvious that they were not potatoes.
The area where they came from was the old front-line between German and British combatants in the 1914-1918 war, known as The Great War.
The explosive experts very carefully carried them away to a quarry to be detonated.
Editorial comment: it is amazing that even 100 years later the old World-War One battlefields are still giving up this kind of thing.
(News: City & Metropolitan Area, Granada, Andalucia)