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Diary December 17, 1939


The wreck of the German pocket-battleship Admiral Graf Spee
The wreck of the German pocket-battleship Admiral Graf Spee is burning in the Plate Estuary.
War Diary WW2 for Sunday, December 17, 1939:

Sea War

Atlantic: ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE SCUTTLED in River Plate Estuary; her wreck burns for a week. Later the British bought the wreck to examine her radar.
German aircraft bomb and strafe fishing trawlers and coasters in North Sea (repeated on December 19; in all 7 boats sunk).

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