Saturday, 27 December 2014

Lorient U Boat Pens

I finally got to visit the U Boat bunkers in Lorient yesterday, which is only twenty minutes down the road from the in-laws but has always been put off for various reasons. The three bunkers are now part of a museum complex including a preserved French submarine from the 1960's. 

I did take some photos but am unable to upload them at the moment, so will do so once we get back home. It's a very interesting site, if a little sinister and bleak on a rainy December afternoon, so I worth a visit if you are interested in the U Boat war. 

I couldn't help thinking about all the U Boat crews who left from the Keromen base but never returned, not to mention the thousands who died in the Battle of the Atlantic. The whole of Lorient was also bombed flat with massive civilian casualties. All a bit disturbing but food for thought nonetheless.

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