The ships lay in their watery graves, about 230 feet deep, for many years before human eyes witnessed them again. In 2002, a group of amateur divers discovered the wreckage resting peacefully at the bottom of the sea.[Read More]
The area was declared a sacred war grave, Time reported.
“The Battle for Java Sea is part of our collective memory,” Dutch Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis said, according to the Dutch News. “The wrecks bear silent witness to the tragic events and form a backdrop to the many stories about the terrors of war and the comradeship between crew.”
With the battle’s 75th anniversary quickly approaching, a new expedition of divers set out to film the missing ships for a commemoration of the historic day.
When they reached the spot, though, researchers were shocked by what they found. Rather, they were shocked by what they didn’t find.
The ships were almost entirely gone.
Sick and disgusting.
With occasional, fatigued glances at life's rear-view mirror from the other side of time.
Society's righteous paranoia lows profoundly. -- random wisdom of a computer