‘Germany’ wants her military cannon back and drives from Dresden to Westerbroek and back again for it

A truck with artefacts from a warship drove from Westerbroek to a museum for military history in Dresden, on 12 September. These are items from the shipwreck of the Mainz. This ship sank during WWI at the Battle of Heligoland, a German island in the North Sea.

Dagblad van het Noorden – September 12th Matthijs Sorgdrager – Groningen

In 2015, dive team Zeester brought up the wreckage, including a telegraph and a ‘rifle scope’ for the gunner. The cannon on which it probably stood was given to the divers by a fisherman who had hoisted it up.

The ‘repatriation’ did not go without a struggle. When ‘Germany’ found out, via Facebook, that the Groningers had recovered German artefacts, they were immediately reclaimed and even a bailiff came along.

“Anyway, now they are going to Dresden” responds diver, Henk Bos. “Hopefully they will not end up in the depot.”

Source: http://www.dvhn.nl/groningen/Duitsland-wil-haar-militaire-kanon-terug-en-rijdt-daarvoor-van-Dresden-naar-Westerbroek-en-weer-terug-23531931.html