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Battleship Graf Spee Nazi eagle must be sold, orders Uruguayan court

Saturday, June 22nd 2019 - 11:32 UTC
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Uruguay's government must sell a huge, bronze Nazi eagle, and gun ranging telemeter, salvaged from a sunken World War II era Nazi Germany warship, a court ruled on Friday. The nearly 350 kilo eagle with a swastika held in its claws was part of the stern of the German “pocket battleship” Admiral Graf Spee that was sunk off the coast of Montevideo in December 1939, that is almost eighty years ago. Read full article

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  • Trimonde

    I don't understand why they don't keep it! It's History. Political propaganda cowards countries from just being themselves!

    Jun 22nd, 2019 - 01:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Totally agree- Why on earth cannot both items be on display in Montevideo - its part of the History -it happened- bgger all to do with politics - unless some crazy people want to keep that type of past alive and re-invent it

    Jun 22nd, 2019 - 02:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Trimonde

    Obviously they they want to look like they are looking to protect something from the big bad NAZIs

    Jun 22nd, 2019 - 03:11 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    Yeah, why don't they put it in a museum? Much better than auctioning it and giving neo-Nazi nutters a change to get their hands on it.

    Jun 22nd, 2019 - 06:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RICO

    Surely there is a real risk some of the rich former Nazis living in South America might buy this and use it as some sought of icon for their perversions. They have the money and they have the influence. I am sure Israel will be keeping close tabs on who is doing the bidding.

    Jun 23rd, 2019 - 12:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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