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Over 80 bullets, two antitank mines unearthed by Brest Fortress reconstruction

Society 16.11.2018 | 13:04

MINSK, 16 November (BelTA) – A stash of ammunition has been found by workers reconstructing a bridge in the Brest Hero Fortress memorial complex, representatives of the Brest Oblast Police Department told BelTA.

Two antitank mines TM-35 were discovered in the course of excavation in the morning on 15 November. An army bomb squad was dispatched to deal with it. They had to come again in the afternoon after the workers found 83 bullets of various calibers. All the ammunition was made during World War Two. It has been destroyed.

A major overhaul of the bridge spanning the Mukhavets River in the Brest Hero Fortress memorial complex began in November. Army engineers were dispatched to the site on 13 November when the workers unearthed a dummy antitank mine.

Founded in the 19th century, Brest Fortress became a symbol of resistance and sacrifice of Soviet soldiers in World War II. The garrison at Brest held out for weeks against overwhelming German forces. Weakened by hunger and thirst, they never surrendered to the Germans.

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