June 01, 2004
Digging History

Jeff gets an old mangled no-prize for bringing us this story about a recently re-discovered German bomber from the Battle of Britain:

Archaeologists say that they have unearthed parts of a World War II fighter plane that crashed after downing a German bomber near Buckingham Palace.

I actually saw this story over on BBCnews last week, but that article was so vaguely written I had no idea what sort of airplane they might be talking about. The first time I read this CNN article I actually mis-read it thinking they were referring to the bomber, not the fighter. I'm pretty sure now they're referring to a Dornier Do-17, and, of course, a Hawker Hurricane.

Overall, much cooler than digging up an unexploded bomb in your garden (which, as I understand it, happens to this day in London's precincts.)

Update: When editing a story you screwed up, be sure to check the top and bottom for gaffes. That'd be "re-discovered British fighter thankyouverymuch.

Posted by scott at June 01, 2004 11:47 AM

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