Thursday, November 23, 2006

U-BOAT IS FOUND

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Mirror
November 23, 2006


A U-BOAT commanded by a famous German officer who killed Lord Kitchener in the First World War has been found on the sea-bed off Scotland.

The submarine U102 was lost in 1918 as Commander Kurt Beitzen and his crew of 47 made their way back to Germany.

Earlier in the war, Beitzen had laid mines that caused the sinking of a Royal Navy ship carrying Lord Kitchener, whose image was immortalised in Your Country Needs You recruiting posters.

Ironically, U102 and another sunken U-boat found nearby during a sonar survey off Orkney, were both thought to have been destroyed by mines.


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