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Old 05 Oct 17, 04:26
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Athenia found?

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The remains of the first British ship to be sunk in WW2 appear to have been identified on the Atlantic seabed.
Shipwreck-hunter David Mearns says sonar data shows the transatlantic passenger liner Athenia to be lying 200m down on Rockall Bank, off Ireland.
A German submarine torpedoed the ship hours after Britain declared war on Hitler in 1939 - more than 100 people, including many Americans, were killed.
Immediately after the war the Admiralty issued a translation of the archives of the German high naval command where they related to submarine warfare. Hitler does not appear to have been amused by the event and yet within months he was authorising the sinking of any British ship without warning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41503664
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Immediately after the war the Admiralty issued a translation of the archives of the German high naval command where they related to submarine warfare. Hitler does not appear to have been amused by the event and yet within months he was authorising the sinking of any British ship without warning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41503664
I expect that Adolf was a little nervous about the possibility that he might have another enemy on his hands! lcm1
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