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Posted on Feb 10, 2006 in History News

The Graf Spee's Eagle sees light of day after 66 years.

Armchair General

The enormous bronze eagle adorning the German Battleship Admiral Graf Spee has been lifted from the sunken vessel by a team of divers working off the coast of Montevideo.

The Admiral Graf Spee was scuttled in December 1939 by her Captain having taken shelter in Montevideo harbour as a result of battle damage sustained in an encounter with Royal Navy cruisers.

Read the full story of the recovery of the eagle here.