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Essay: The story of German ship Graf Spee’s Nazi eagle Uruguay will have to sell to pay two brothers

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The eagle, once part of the bow of WWII warship Admiral Graf Spee, has made headlines due to a legal dispute between the Uruguayan State and those who brought it back to surface.


Brothers Felipe and Alfredo Etchegaray claim that 15 years ago, after conducting the rescue operation to recover it from the water, Uruguay failed to comply with its part and did not pay the agreed amount for the job.

The two had long wanted to reach the ship and uncover its "treasures." The Admiral Graf Spee, the ship bearing the eagle, was . . .

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