Tirpitz and Cap Ancona

Discussion in 'History' started by Pandaplodder, Dec 20, 2009.

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  1. I was wondering how come the Tirpitz was broken up after WWII considering 1000 had died in the final attack, Why wasn't the wreck wasn't left as a war grave?

    Similar thing with the ship Cap Arcona (Attacked and sunk by the RAF whilst carrying Concentration Camp prisoners (4,500 on board at time of attack - only 350 survived) May 3, 1945. The wreck was beached and broken up in 1949 but human remains continued to be washed up until 1971.
  2. The Norgies told me that the free delivery of x thousand tons of high quality steel to their doorstep was too much to resist. Any qualms about a war grave were quickly brushed aside.

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