You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!

  interzone55 15:21 26 May 10
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German bank robbers blow up bank when trying to blow the doors open.

Life imitates art yet again...

  spuds 18:29 26 May 10

German's are suppose to be very good with explosives.But it was evident these were not.

When there was some old 'dock-work' required demolishing next door to the Thames at Greenwich 40 years ago, it was decided only the German's were capable of doing a first class close proximity job. They arrived, did the job, then left, leaving quite a bit of knowledge behind for future master blasters.

  onthelimit 18:35 26 May 10

They were a bit TOO good during the Blitz!

  Pineman100 17:56 27 May 10

I think you'll find that it's explosives experts who are good with explosives, whether they're German, Indonesian, Lebanese, Scottish, Chinese.... etc.

  morddwyd 19:55 27 May 10

It's not just a myth, the Germans do tend to be very methodical, always an advantage when working with explosives.

I remember when I was having a teaching assessment I was criticised for placing too much emphasis on the procedure, rather than on the technique.

The non-specialist assessor did accept my defence that with explosives the procedure is the technique.

However, there are always exceptions to prove the rule!

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