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The Lorient U-Boote Base

Discussion in 'Submarines and ASW Technology' started by Skipper, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Skipper

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    Those bring back great memories and bad ones with the billeterie, fortunately the cafeteria next to it has some good beer. Great pictures Martin!
    Are the two barges that were sunk by the Germans still there?
     
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    At last we are on our way to Keroman III....here is a view of KI with KIII in the background. Note flak position on roof....

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    Entrance to the KI slipway.....

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    And finally, we enter Keroman III....

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    In the above pic, workshops are to the left and the pens themselves are to the right.

    And now the famous, classic views of the pens which open onto the sea....

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    The workshops with overhead gantry.....


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    Some may not like this, but for me, I really appreciated that all there was to see was the building. No CGI, no 'hands-on experience', no 'virtual reality'.....it was possible to just stand and use my imagination. To look at even small details and wonder....

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    I'd waited many years to see one of these places - and was so nearly foiled at the last moment - but it was worth it ! :cool:
     
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    What about Mrs Martin, the waiting must have the icing on the cake after you "forced" her to go to see these relics?
     
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    Luckily, my wife can converse a little in French and some of the French people in our group were very interesting and amusing. My wife took the attitude that we were experiencing a 'slice of French life'. And she remembers Das Boot.......
     
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    She must be a very patient and comprehnesive person who accepts rusted junk in her car boot as souvenirs and spends time in bunkers with you instead of sunbathing. Did you try the famous crêpes and the Kouing amman pie?
     

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