FIRST WAR MUNITIONS STILL WASHING UP ON BEACHES
A century after the First World War ended, discarded munitions from that and other wars continue to make their way onto beaches around the U.S. Items ranging from tiny fuses to fullscale mines are displaced by beach replenishment projects, sucked from the ocean floor and pumped ashore, or by strong storms that uncover them.
The most recent discovery came earlier this month when seven First World War rifle grenades were found on a beach in New Jersey which is undergoing a beach replenishment project to undo damage from Superstorm Sandy five years ago.
Many of the items were simply dumped overboard at the end of the First and Second World War; others remain from drills or target practice.