West Flanders' war secrets
Bom-Be provided assistance to the archaeological excavations preceding the expansion of the Kaaskerke industrial site in Diksmuide. These brought to light two "Livens Projector" batteries as well as the remains of 1 French and 3 Belgian missing soldiers. An article on flandersinfo.be (in English) and the VRT news (in Dutch) reported about this discovery. More information on the Livens projector and the project via this link.
Documentary on 'war contamination'
The Arte TV channel broadcasted a documentary on the deadly war heritage that's hidden in our soils. Our pet topic, if ever there was one, so our historian Cynrik De Decker was extensively interviewed.
Destruction of incendiary bombs in Bree
We performed a multisensor surface detection at the request of The City of Bree on 280.000 m² of a future industrial zone. Upon approaching the detected suspect objects in april of 2015, we found two British 30 lbs. incendiary bombs. We reported our find to DOVO, and they decided to destroy the two items on the spot. Watch here how this went about, an read more about the project here.
Open secret: Aeropuerto Urano
In the Canvas TV series “Publiek geheim”, our colleague Cynrik De Decker assited in the unraveling of the peculiar history of a war airport in Maldegem. In this trailer you can see him briefly at work (in Dutch).
Munition dump in the Eastern Scheldt is “ticking time bomb”
In the Dutch TV programme EenVandaag, our Dutch colleague Frank Barink explains the dangers of a munition dump in the Eastern Scheldt. Watch the complete broadcast of October 21st 2013 (in Dutch).
New Zealand soldier from WW I buried in the Westhoek
During EOD activities, Bom-Be personnel found the remains of a missing soldier. After some meticulous detection work, we found his insignia and were able to determine he had fought for the New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Thus, he finally found his final grave. Watch the report on the VRT news of February 3rd 2012 (in Dutch).