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Search for buried British Spitfires

An online gaming company is to fund the search for British Second World War Spitfires believed to have been buried in Burma at the end of the war

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Money pledge could help aircraft enthusiast realise dream

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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