Hundreds of bars of silver rescued from WWII shipwreck

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The treasure, worth 1.4 million troy ounces of silver, was found on the wreckage three miles beneath the Atlantic.

The operation to retrieve the 1,203 bars from the SS Gairsoppa was the heaviest and deepest underwater mission to remove precious metal from sunken vessels.

It was discovered last September and the metal was reportedly valued at around £155 million in today's prices.

The Gairsoppa, a cargo ship, sank in February 1941, 300 miles south-west of Galway in Ireland....

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