More than 80 years have passed since the end of the civil war and yet, today, bombs that were dropped at the time, which remained dormant, unexploded, continue to appear all over Spain. Explosive devices from the past which the bomb squad of the State Security Forces are confronting, risking their lives.
The Specialist Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians (Tedax) of the Guardia Civil and the National Police, created in the 70s of the last century, deal with the deactivation of projectiles from a past conflict, preventing them from causing misfortune in the present. This is a fundamental job in saving lives, which often goes unnoticed, and in which important historical data is also gathered on the place where the bombs were dropped and their type.
The chief inspector of the National Police's Central Explosives Disposal Unit, Francisco Javier Hernández Ortega, and the Guardia Civil's Tedax Brigade, Ángel Carlos Rodríguez Martínez, will share with those attending the conference their work in relation to the deactivation of original bombs from the civil war that have been found today.