DR’s fields always turn up some interesting items; short cross pennies, crotal bells and buttons galore, but on my first outing on his field to the west of Wimpole Road this year I got a surprise when I uncovered the tail end of what looks like a German WWII Incendiary Bomb:
Inside of the end of the bomb the soil contained a burnt ash substance, hence I have included it in the photo graphs above. Researching the exact model of incendiary device is proving problematical, but I will keep trying and update this page when I know more. What is interesting is that the report of the Dornier Do 217E-4 which was shot down over Gt. Eversden on the 8th September 1942, mentions it was heading away from random bombing attacks on Cambridge…perhaps this is one of incendiary bombs it was dropping?
To read more on the Dornier Attack follow this link:http://www.eversden.plus.com/dornier08.htm