Thursday, 10 November 2011

Excavated Donegal Spitfire guns still work

OK - anything to do with a Spitfire and I go all gooey!!!!

BBC Northern Ireland is showing a programme next year about the excavation of a Spitfire which crashed into a bog Donegal in 1941, and which was recently excavated in an archaeological dig. As part of the excavation, six fully preserved Browing machine guns - the weapons of the craft - were retrieved and found to be in perfect working order. For a clip from the new programme showing the guns being fired for the first time in 70 years, see - Dan Snow is the presenter.


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