Animation of the Day: German Bomb Fragment from World War II London

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory

718_Timebomb_FragToday’s animated object is the fragment of a World War II German bomb that was dropped on London, England. The bomb fragment shows numbers along its edge used to time the bomb’s explosion. The artifact was made available for scanning in the Virtual Curation Laboratory by teacher James Triesler of Clover Hill High School in Midlothian, Virginia. He and his students are creating a digital archive of World War II letters, some of which mention flak and bomb fragments: A video produced for Instagram by Archaeology in the Community in the Virtual Curation Laboratory features the Virtual Curation Laboratory’s Ashley McCuistion discussing the object, using a printed version made with a MakerBot Replicator.  The InstaGram video can be found here:

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