A Dornier Do-17 aircraft, believed to be the last existing craft of its kind, was raised from the bottom of the English Channel earlier today - 10 June 2013

The aircraft was a mainstay of the German bomber fleets during the Battle of Britain in 1940. The wreck is believed to be aircraft call-sign 5K-AR, shot down on 26 August that year at the height of the battle.

Two of the four crew members died and were buried elsewhere, and two - including the pilot - survived to become prisoners of war.

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