Mission to recover Spitfires buried in Burma

A London archaeologist is part of the excavation team which left Heathrow today to retrieve the aircrafts.

It's believed 36 planes were buried at the end of the Second World War because it was too expensive to ship them back to Britain.

Andy Brockman from Shooters Hill, who is the lead archaeologist on the project, said: "It is probably one of the most unusual and intriguing projects that I've ever been involved with. It's a fascinating mystery."

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Burma mission

Mission to recover Spitfires buried in Burma.