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  • Saturday, June 22nd 2019 - 11:32 UTC

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

    The eagle was briefly displayed in a Montevideo hotel after being recovered, before being taken to storage

    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.