Plane salvage operation put on hold due to bad weather

An attempt to bring the only surviving German Second World War Dornier Do 17 bomber from its watery grave in the English Channel has been postponed for at least a week due to bad weather.

A formation of German WWII Dornier Do17 bombers.

Dornier Do 17 bomber plane salvage operation on hold

An attempt to bring the only surviving German Second World War Dornier Do 17 bomber from its watery grave in the English Channel has been postponed for at least a week due to bad weather.

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Recognised as one of the UK's most important photographers of the past 40 years, Brian Griffin was born in 1948 and grew up near Birmingham among the factories of the Black Country.

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Man who held senior job in post war Iraq tells Paul Martin of dictator’s last moments

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Tales from the Trees: The Lord of the Rings comes to the Yorkshire woodlands

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