German WW1 submarine emerges off French coast

German WW1 submarine emerges off French coast

The wreck of a World War One German submarine is gradually resurfacing on a beach in northern French after decades of being buried in the sand.
Shifting sand off Wissant, near Calais, is exposing the remains of the UC-61 which was stranded there in July 1917.
The crew flooded the vessel and abandoned it and by the 1930s the submarine had largely been buried.
It is now becoming a tourist attraction again, although the local mayor warns it may only be a fleeting visit.
Since December, two sections of the submarine have been visible at low tide about 330ft (100m) from the dunes.
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12 January 2019 in World News, Views: 45
Source: BBC

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