Diver working on the salvage of German World War II Dornier 17 bomber
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German Dornier 17 bomber English Channel salvage starts

Work has begun to raise the only surviving German World War II Dornier 17 bomber from its watery grave at Goodwin Sands, off the Kent coast.

The aircraft has been lying in 50ft of water in the English Channel since being shot down more than 70 years ago during the Battle of Britain.

It was first spotted by divers in 2008 and the project will be the biggest recovery of its kind in British waters.

Nick Higham reports.

  • 04 May 2013
  • From the section UK
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