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Sunken WWII tanks studied

Tanks from WWII, which sank on the way to the D-Day landings near the Isle of Wight, are being studied in order to better protect them.

The vessel was carrying two Centaur CS IV tanks, two armoured bulldozers designed to destroy any anti-tank devices on the beach, a jeep and other military equipment for the Royal Marines armoured support group.

The lost cargo and the sunken craft created two sites on the seabed 20m (66ft) below the surface.

The hull was later located about 6km (3.7 miles) to the east of the vehicle site. Both vessels have been preserved on the sea-floor for more than 60 years.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: BBC

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  1. 70 years later CAUGHT YOU ! ss robbery of famous painting


    With over 70 years gone since the German invasion of the russian soviet union in 1941.
    Many might think that the history of world war two is confined to the history book and television documentaries.
    But history has a funny habit of coming back up to the surface once in a while.
    Photo collector and historian Ian Spring has discovered a lost secret.
    Hidden within a dusty old cardboard box, found in a book shop in Muncih Germany, Ian has discovered what could possible me the only collection of original war time color photography from the famous german SS Nordland Division.
    Showing for the very first time this rare glimpse into the history of these Scandinavian volunteers that fought and dies for Hitlers beliefs, what amazed Ian most were a set of 3 humble color photos.

    The 3 color photos depicted two members of the ss norland holding with great pride a newly looted treasure.
    at first glance, these pictures would not shock any one.
    But after a little research on the Internet, Mr Spring discovered that this prized possession in the hands of the SS men was in fact one of the most famous and celebrated Russian masterpieces of all time.
    The famous “Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmed IV of the Ottoman Empire” – Zaporozhye Cossacks writing a mocking letter to the Turkish Sultan.

    By Ilya Repin (1880-1891)

    source … acks-e.jpg

    After searching the Internet, Mr. Spring found no official mention of the robbery of this famous masterpiece from the Mikhailovsky Palace in St. Petersburh Russian.

    So now the question is, was this masterpiece stolen from the Russians or were these members of the notorious SS, just looking ?

    stay tuned as the news unfolds……

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