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Title: U-boot base, Saint Nazaire [F]
Post by: stoffel on 7 September 2015, 11:36:04
August 2015, holidays in France

Among the places we visited in France was this large concrete "museum".
The U-boot bunkers at Saint Nazaire. One of 5 large bases along the French coast.
You can walk through the bunkers, and visit an old French boot (Swordfish)
This French sub was build after the war, the ship can be visited it shows how life was on board such a vessel.
The view on top of the roof is incredible.

The base was attacked by British forces, operation Chariot.
Details can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Nazaire_Raid (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Nazaire_Raid)

Allthough not as large as the other base like Cherbourg its worth a visit.



(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/th_IMG_3402_zpslukmbajh.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/minimischutter/media/IMG_3402_zpslukmbajh.jpg.html)

Honour maquette

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/th_IMG_3400_zpszlrptv9p.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/minimischutter/media/IMG_3400_zpszlrptv9p.jpg.html)

view through the corridor.

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/th_IMG_3399_zps1ofqa8f0.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/minimischutter/media/IMG_3399_zps1ofqa8f0.jpg.html)

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/th_IMG_3401_zps4alfoktu.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/minimischutter/media/IMG_3401_zps4alfoktu.jpg.html)

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/th_IMG_3404_zpsb2yuceiw.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/minimischutter/media/IMG_3404_zpsb2yuceiw.jpg.html)

Bunker

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/th_IMG_3405_zpsayv10qu6.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/minimischutter/media/IMG_3405_zpsayv10qu6.jpg.html)

Harbor entrence for the ships

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/th_IMG_3408_zpsih0y3epc.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/minimischutter/media/IMG_3408_zpsih0y3epc.jpg.html)

Outside look at the bunkers

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/th_IMG_3409_zpsc7vd7lpy.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/minimischutter/media/IMG_3409_zpsc7vd7lpy.jpg.html)

Roof mg bunker

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/th_IMG_3411_zpsh5iogeza.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/minimischutter/media/IMG_3411_zpsh5iogeza.jpg.html)

Roof left view, old drydock

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/th_IMG_3413_zpsfc5btcxk.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/minimischutter/media/IMG_3413_zpsfc5btcxk.jpg.html)

Roof rear view, u-boot bunkers

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/th_IMG_3414_zpscgzqeryz.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/minimischutter/media/IMG_3414_zpscgzqeryz.jpg.html)

Roof FLAK position

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/th_IMG_3412_zpsszb66v4i.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/minimischutter/media/IMG_3412_zpsszb66v4i.jpg.html)

Flak attachement

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/th_IMG_3416_zpscrp22q19.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/minimischutter/media/IMG_3416_zpscrp22q19.jpg.html)

Roof, view commercial harbor