D-DAY TANKS FOUND
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The deep ocean can easily win the title of the most mysterious place on earth. After all, we do know more about outer space than we do about the darkest depths of our seas.
But humans are a curious species, and the ocean is
continually being explored. Naturally, in some of these expeditions, people
have found some mysterious and fascinating objects, hidden deep in the water.
Some are historical artifacts, some hold an inexplicable mystery around them.
In 2008, scuba divers in the English Channel stumbled across two massive army tanks on the ocean floor. An investigation revealed it was quite a significant find - the two vehicles dated back to the Second World War. Found eight miles off the West Sussex Coast, the tanks were relatively well-preserved with the guns still intact.
After checking for minute details of the tanks against historical records, investigators managed to identify them as rare British Centaur CS IV tanks. The historic weapons were meant to be used in battle during the D Day landings but never arrived. Historians discovered the tanks fell overboard when a landing craft capsized on its way to the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944.
Clancy's comment: I wonder what else is down there?