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Nazi Aircraft Carrier Found

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    Did anybody hear about the discovery of the never-used Nazi carrier Graf Zeppelin?
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/5223514.stm

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    Nice one, I never knew the fate of it.
    Thanks for the report
    Regards
    René

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    Welcome to the forum!

    Good info thanks

    I wonder what impact that carrier would have had on the war if it was commissioned!

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Thanks Ade for the photos

    This carrier would have been sunk outright by the RN and would have made for another great B/W war picture!
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    Regards
    René

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    Top pictures Ade

    You are right Rene, it would have been sunk quickly by the RN

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Great photos of what would have been a doomed ship. I agree with Rene' and Nick 100%. You fine Brits wouldn't have tolerated that bohemoth floating in your back yard. It would have gone the way of the Tripitz or Bismarck.

    Jay

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