British recover tail fin from V2 rocket

Seven decades after World War II, explosives continue to be uncovered throughout Europe, a reminder of the bloodiest conflict in human history.

This past week, however, British authorities found something a little more uncommon than the typical unexploded 500-pound aerial bomb.

Along the east coast of England a British bomb disposal squad recovered the tail section of a Nazi V2 rocket, found sticking out of the mudflats of Harwich Harbor.

Royal Navy divers dug out the casing on Saturday and found the warhead section was missing, along with the original 2,000 pounds of explosive, according to a German English-language paper called The Local.

The find was very unusual as remnants of V2 rockets, which were 46-feet long, were usually destroyed when the missile came down at three times the speed of sound.

A witness remembered a V2 rocket exploding over the port in 1944, according to a BBC report.

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