The Buried Spitfires Of Burma

Author: Andy Brockman
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0750995378
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Rumours of buried Spitfires from the Second World War have spread around the world for seventy-five years, fuelling dreams of treasure hunting and watching the iconic aircraft fly again. In April 2012, the press reported that British Prime Minister David Cameron had negotiated an agreement with Myanmar President Thein Sein for the recovery and repatriation of twenty crated Spitfires, reportedly buried at RAF Mingaladon, Yangon, after the Second World War. Astonishingly the agreement came about through the single-minded determination of an ordinary Lincolnshire farmer, David Cundall. After months of negotiation, in January 2013 the excavation begins. Armed with a high-tech survey showing mysterious shapes under the sun-baked surface of Yangon International Airport, David’s expedition is equipped with state-of-the-art JCB excavators, led by a team of archaeologists, and supported by Wargaming.net. Nothing can stop him from recovering the iconic aircraft because, as David tells the world’s media, ‘it’s impossible to make up this story’. But instead of Spitfires, the team unearths a tale of fake history, highlighting the conflict between those want to believe legends and those who demand evidence and the truth. The Buried Spitfires of Burma explores what happened next as David Cundall’s dream unravelled over the course of a historical ‘whodunnit’ that spans seven decades and three continents. In so doing, it follows one of the most bizarre, colourful, and off-the-wall stories since the sensational Hitler Diaries hoax astonished the world in 1983.
The Buried Spitfires of Burma
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Andy Brockman, Tracy Spaight
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-01 - Publisher: The History Press

Rumours of buried Spitfires from the Second World War have spread around the world for seventy-five years, fuelling dreams of treasure hunting and watching the iconic aircraft fly again. In April 2012, the press reported that British Prime Minister David Cameron had negotiated an agreement with Myanmar President Thein Sein
The Buried Spitfires of BurmaThe Buried Spitfires of Burma
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Andy Brockman, Tracy Spaight
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06 - Publisher: History Press

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Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Nicholas A. Veronico
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-15 - Publisher: Zenith Press

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Language: en
Pages: 251
Authors: Tor Idar Larsen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-20 - Publisher: Fonthill Media

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Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Peter Popham
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-10 - Publisher: Random House

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