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 www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15652440 - Dan Snow is the presenter.