Sorry, that is the first headline that came to me after I read this news article today.
After 15 years, British farmer and Spitfire lover David Cundall has finally found the dozens of buried Spitfires he has been searching for at former air bases in Burma.
The planes were buried, unassembled, in their crates during World War II to ensure they wouldn’t fall into Japanese hands, remaining there for around 70 years, and are expected to be in near-perfect condition.
Apparently there are only a few dozen still left flying and now they expect to dig up around 60 more of them. I know that anyone who owns a Spitfire will not be too concerned about its resale value, but I imagined that now they aren’t quite as rare as they were a few days ago there might be a couple of disappointed owners!
I know that there are people who believe there are similar treasures that were buried or hidden after the war, not Spitfires, but caches of motorbikes or jeeps. I am sure that a story like this will make them very excited 😀