The bomb started ticking in the dusky hour when Londoners yawn and struggle home in the crowded underground. Ever since the Hun dropped it on April 16, 1941, the 1,100-lb. time-bomb had been buried under 30 feet of earth in London's beautiful St. James's Park. Londoners had given it a nickname, "Annie"; and its site was officially noted. Throughout the changing weather of war, victory and peace, people hurried past it on the rebuilt Tarmac walk, and courting couples sat on the nearby lawns.

Last week, an unobserved concussion jarred Annie's dormant time...

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