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Spitfires buried in Burma during war to be returned to UK

Twenty iconic Spitfire aircraft buried in Burma during the Second World War are to be repatriated to Britain after an intervention by David Cameron.





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The Telegraph


By
Victoria Ward, and Rowena Mason
The Prime Minister secured a historic deal that will see the fighter aircraft
dug up and shipped back to the UK almost 67 years after they were hidden
more than 40-feet below ground amid fears of a Japanese occupation.


The gesture came as Mr Cameron became the first Western leader to meet Aung
San Suu Kyi, the Burmese democracy campaigner held under house arrest for 22
years by the military regime, and invited her to visit London in her first
trip abroad for 24 years.


He called on Europe to suspend its ban on trade with Burma now that it was
showing “prospects for change” following Miss Suu Kyi’s election to
parlia


Added: Apr-15-2012 Occurred On: Apr-15-2012
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