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Flowers for the fallen in the Battle of the River Plate


Montevideo, 14 Dec (EFE), (Camera: Santiago Carbone y Federico Anfitti) - His name was Matthias Putz and he was 17 years old when on December 13, 1939 he died in the Battle of the Río de la Plata. The remains of that young German lie under a wooden cross in a cemetery in Montevideo.FOOTAGE OF CEMETARY, BOATS AND MOURNERS AND SOUNDBITE OF MARCELO GONZÁLEZ, DIRECTOR OF FUNERAL SERVICES MANAGEMENT OF THE MONTEVIDEO CITY HALL. MARCELO GONZÁLEZ SOUNDBITE TRANSLATION:"The memorial made to fallen sailors is not linked to ideologies or characters, but to a fact that had Uruguay on the edge of the world, the world's attention at the time."

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