Friday, October 26, 2012

140 WWII Aircraft Discovered In Burmese Jungle

This isn't a technology story, but I think it will be of interest to history teachers and history geeks like me. This morning The Adventure Blog has a story about a British explorer who has discovered a cache of 140 Spitfires that were buried 40 feet underground during WWII. According to the story the planes are fully intact and stored in their original shipping containers. The story is that the planes were buried for safe keeping to be uncovered and used later in WWII. The war ended without the planes being used and they were forgotten about. Read the full story here.

Applications for Education
Here are some of the World War II resources that I've shared in the past:
Video - WWII Maps of Europe & North Africa
How War Stories Inspire Learning
Interactive Pearl Harbor Map
The Science and Technology of WWII