Uruguay court orders government to sell Nazi bronze eagle from battleship
Eagle with swastika under its talons, recovered in 2006, was part of German battleship’s stern that sank off the coast
A court in Uruguay has ordered the country’s government to sell a huge Nazi bronze eagle that was recovered off the South American country’s coast in 2006.
The eagle with a swastika under its talons was part of the stern of the German battleship Admiral Graf Spee that sank off Uruguay’s coast at the outset of the second world war. The divisive symbol has been kept hidden inside a sealed crate in a Uruguayan navy warehouse for more than a decade.