Library book returned 69 years late

March 12, 2013 at 3:07 PM

TALLINN, Estonia, March 12 (UPI) -- An Estonian library said a man apologized for returning a book 69 years late and blamed confusion from World War II bombing attacks.

The Tallinn Central Library said on its Facebook page the man, who was born in 1928, borrowed the book March 7, 1944, two days before a Russian air raid in the city killed hundreds of people and left tens of thousands homeless, Estonian national broadcasting corporation ERR reported.

The book, a selection of writings from Estonian scribe Eduard Vilde, was returned Thursday, exactly 69 years after it was borrowed.

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