July 18, 1947

Watford Observer: On this day in south west Hertfordshire On this day in south west Hertfordshire

A number of phosphorous bombs used for ARP purposes during the war were missed from a store at Hemel Hempstead this week.

The police have accounted for a number of these, but there may be others not yet traced. Through the schools, children have been warned not to touch clear glass bottles resembling lemonade bottles they may see lying about, but to notify the police at once.

There is an explosion when a bottle is broken.

[From the Watford Observer of July 18, 1947]

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