A friend has sent me this link to a disturbing, in-depth article from today’s Guardian.

It’s well worth a read and is enhanced by excellent graphics:

 The world’s biggest grave robbery: Asia’s disappearing WWII shipwrecks

Exclusive: the unmarked graves of thousands of sailors are threatened by illegal metal salvagers


This follows the recent discovery of the wreck of the “hell ship”, Lisbon Maru which features, disguised as the Lady Monteith, in my book, DARK OCEAN.

Artists conception of the sinking of HMS Prince of Wales (top left) and HMS Repulse by Japanese aircraft on December 10, 1941. Courtesy of MaritimeQuest