Image courtesy Lake Garda Volunteer Group
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Underwater footage of missing Lake Garda WWII truck

In the final hours of World War II in northern Italy, a group of US soldiers set off across Lake Garda hoping to outflank German troops.

But the Americans never reached the shore. Their amphibious truck sank in a storm and more than 20 men on board were drowned.

Now though, nearly 70 years on, there is suddenly hope that their bodies might be found.

The sunken American vehicle was located in the depths of the lake a few weeks ago.

This footage shows what was discovered by the Lake Garda Volunteer Group.

  • 12 Jan 2013
  • From the section Europe