When This Teen Searched His Family Farm, He Unearthed A Monumental WWII Discovery

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It all started off as a homework project. Daniel Kristiansen, a 14-year-old from Birkelse in Denmark, wanted to create an interesting presentation for a history assignment. So, armed with a metal detector, he headed out into the field behind his house in search of something he could show.

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He was spurred on by a comment from his father, Klaus. When the older Kristiansen had heard about his son’s project, it jogged memories of a story that his grandfather had told him. So he jokingly suggested to Daniel that they try to dig up some proof of this family legend.

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It quickly became clear, however, that what Klaus had believed to be a tall tale was in fact true. Fragments of metal soon began to show up. And as the father and son team dug deeper, they made an incredible discovery. As a result, what was originally a school project would now be assisted by a bomb disposal team and the German embassy.

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