British aircraft enthusiast David Cundall's search for the missing Second World War Spitfires was prompted by overhearing a chance conversation, the Sunday Telegraph reports.
Mr Cundall heard of a chance remark by American veterans, who said: “We have done some pretty silly things in our time, but the silliest was burying Spitfires.’”
Wargaming's funding pledge allowed Mr Cundall to sign a deal with the Burmese government earlier this month, giving him permission to excavate the fighters.
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