Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Spitfire in a peat bog- digging begins today
A film crew are filming the digging up a WW2 Spitfire today from a peat bog in Ireland.
The digger has to sit on bog mats, big railway sleepers, to spread its 20-ton weight. But even they may not be enough to stop it sinking in. There is also a danger that the hole will simply fill with water or the sides cave in.
It is one of the most difficult excavations that an experienced team have ever faced.
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