EOD: A HISTORY OF EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL FROM WORLD WAR II TO TODAY
The Birth of EOD
Although armies have used explosives for centuries, dedicated bomb disposal specialists didn’t exist until World War II.
On Sept. 7, 1940, Nazi Germany conducted a massive bombing raid on London, dropping approximately 337 tons of ordnance in a single day. The bombs that detonated killed 448 civilians.