The German's Head of Weapons Development, General Marquard, had come up with another experimental weapon called the butterfly bomb.
Butterfly bombs weighed about 5lbs and were shaped like cocoa cans with little wings which slowed them down as they fell to earth.
The can turned out to be a wartime butterfly bomb
, which exploded and killed him.
The Germans had showered farmland with around 350 butterfly bombs
, which were named for the wings that helped them land.
How about the quaint habit they had of dropping Butterfly Bombs
which were designed to kill and maim civilians?
When peace was declared in May 1945, the men of Bomb Disposal had defused about 40,000 high explosive bombs, 5,700 butterfly bombs
and another 6,900 antiaircraft shells and incendiaries.