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German bomber to be conserved

The only surviving German Second World War Dornier bomber has been raised from its watery grave in the English Channel.

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  1. David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)

Sunken WWII German bomber plane salvaged and now ashore, but what happens next?

A World War Two German bomber that was raised from the sea off the Kent coast on Monday 10th June 2013 has been brought back to shore. The Dornier 17 aircraft lay underwater for more than seventy years.

Staff from the RAF Museum have said the plane is remarkably well preserved with the tyres still inflated, the engines and propellors in good condition, and the bodywork still intact.

Our reporter David Johns spoke to David Keen from the RAF Museum about the salvage operation, the significance of the plane and what happens next.

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