NATURISTS have been stunned by the bare facts … 87 bombs have been found at a nudist beach.
Experts at the Royal Navy unearthed 61 of the explosives some dating back to the late 19th century – during a two-day sweep of the sands at Leysdown Beach on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, England.
They were called in after 26 bombs, including two submarine depth charges and at least six 10lb mortars, washed up on the beach.
The Navy’s team of bomb disposal officers detonated explosives in the sea near the shore. A string of other items such as bullets were part of the haul found.
It is quite a find. A lot of shooting and plane exercises happened around Leysdown. Sometimes the shells wouldn’t go off when dropped from a plane or shot from a rifle, said North Kent coastguard manager Colin Ingram, who oversaw the controlled explosions.
“They were cushioned by the mud and did not explode.”