German WWI submarine emerges off French coast

German submarine U-Boot UC-61 Wissant France Image: Geertivp (wikimedia)

Due to shifting sand, the wreck of a World War One German submarine is gradually resurfacing on a beach in northern France after decades of being buried. The UC-61 stranded in July 1917. The crew flooded the vessel and abandoned it and by the 1930s the submarine had largely been buried.

It is now becoming a tourist attraction again, although the local mayor warns it may only be a fleeting visit.

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