There aren’t many recent wars in human history that had the same level of impact as World War II.
The events of the war are studied more than just about any other major historical event, and it remains one of the saddest moments in the history of humanity.
However, the war that took so many lives between 1939 and 1945 also left behind some incredible memorabilia that will help the inhabitants of the world remember the sacrifices that were made by the brave men and women of the armed forces involved in the war.
Collectors hope to find that rare item that no one else has, and such an item was recently uncovered in Russia deep under the river Don.
Hiding at the bottom of the river was a tank from World War II. The tank was Russian, and it was most likely produced by the Stalingrad Tractor Plant, an industrial facility that was converted into a tank manufacturer during the war.
The model for the tank is T-34-76, which probably doesn’t mean much to the average person, but it is a beast of a machine. It is believed the tank wound up at the bottom of the river while it was being carried from one side to the other. It is one of the few of its kind to make it through the war intact.
Since the tank was well-preserved by the mud of the river bank, it is believed that it could be completely restored to a functional status.
Even if it can’t be fully restored, a lot of work will be done to make the tank viewable by the public. The tank weighs in at around 30 tons, and it took a specialized recovery vehicle to retrieve from the river.