Thursday, November 17, 2016

Dutch Ships with War Graves disappeared from Bottom of Java Sea

In February 1942 three Dutch ships were sunk in a battle with the Japanese in the Java Sea near Indonesia. It now turns out that they have partly or entirely disappeared from the bottom of the sea. This is probably due to robbers, who are interested in the ships’ metal. More than 900 Dutch marines and 250 Indonesian Dutch marines were killed in the battle. Also the wrecks of British ships, who were part of the Allied forces in the battle have disappeared.

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