When Falmouth avoided a big bang

A chance remark in a funeral eulogy led to the discovery of a first-hand story from 1972 when Falmouth narrowly avoided a potentially disastrous explosion caused by a leaking cargo of TNT. Thankfully, the danger was spotted early. ‘Experts’ decided there was no option but to destroy the ship concerned in a bang which an eye-witness compared with those on Christmas Island.

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