Eerie photos of ‘perfectly preserved’ wreck at the bottom of the Baltic help solve WWII mystery

Eerie photos of ‘perfectly preserved’ wreck at the bottom of the Baltic help solve WWII mystery

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A lingering wartime mystery has finally been solved following the discovery of the Gerrit Fritzen, a ship sunk in 1945 during the largest maritime evacuation in history. CE Report quoting The First News

Taking part in Operation Hannibal, the steamboat was part of a 1,080-strong fleet of vessels that was tasked with evacuating two million Germans westwards as the Red Army relentlessly rolled forward.

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