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Items salvaged from German bomber to be auctioned off

Rare items salvaged from a crashed German World War Two bomber in Lincolnshire are to be auctioned off. Among the lots are a pilot's pocket watch and a pair of binoculars in a pig skin case which were retrieved from a Luftwaffe Dornier 217-M1 which came down at Legbourne near Louth in 1944.

The items are among 850 to go under the hammer at Perkins George Mawer in Market Rasen on Thursday 21 March. People interested in bidding can preview what is due to be sold on Wednesday afternoon at the firm's saleroom. Also there are charts from a U.S. lifeboat that washed up at Theddlethorpe.

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