Uruguay is set to sell bronze eagle recovered from wreck of the Graf Spee to raise money for its armed forces

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Uruguay is set to sell bronze eagle recovered from wreck of the Graf Spee to raise money for its armed forces

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Post by Sniper1946 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:55 am

Uruguay is set to sell a bronze eagle grasping a Nazi swastika recovered from the pocket battleship Graf Spee which was scuttled off Montevideo in December 1939 to help fund its military.
The German ship, which was one of the most advanced in the world, had been attacking merchant shipping in the south Atlantic with relative impunity following the outbreak of hostilities in September 1939.
However, the vessel, which was ambushed by the Royal Navy, suffered major damage in the Battle of River Plate and was forced to seek refuge in the neutral port of Montevideo for repairs to make her sea worthy.

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Post by The Ringo Kid » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:08 pm

It'd be interesting to see how much money that will fetch?
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Post by Sniper1946 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:06 pm

The eagle could fetch as much as $15m at auction carl... :yikes:


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Post by The Ringo Kid » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:21 pm

Darn, I was hoping to pay about $200 for it. :D :D :D All kidding aside--I wouldnt doubt that price though :ko:
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