Spitfires to be Excavated in Burma
There are currently less than forty flying Spitfires, one of the most iconic planes of World War 2, left in the world…but there may soon be twenty more. During World War 2 twenty of the planes were shipped in their transport crates to Burma, and then buried, still packed up in wax paper and tarred seals, when people feared they might be seized by rival forces. However, a British farmer called David Cundall has spent £130,000 and plenty of time in Burma finding where they are, and has now won the support of the government in excavating them and returning them to Britain. The Telegraph has quotes, and some pro-government grandstanding.
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