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U boat pens Saint Nazaire

Article about: I said I was going to do it one day and I`m just back today. Brilliant. Spent 3 days in West France checking out the pens and surrounding buildings. I read about the raid as well, and the co

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    Some one asked if I would need directions to find them. I think the whole area is pretty much stuck with them for a long time.

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    what an amazing place ,and in time warp condition ,a daft question but can i ask what the lengths of timber/metal spaced out along the entrance on the period photograph were for ,cheers james

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    I got to visit the pens at Lorient. They are awesome places to visit.

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    my friend Willie Brech was there , served in the U Boot, died 1998

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    Some fine images of very important historical sites. Thank you for sharing them with us.


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    Five Victoria Crosses and eighty other decorations for gallantry were awarded to British commandos and naval personnel who took part in Operation Charoit, conceived to destroy the "pens" after many previous bombing raids failed to put them out of action.
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    The lengths of timber thing I cannot answer I`m afraid. Pretty eerie feeling mind you being there. Studying old photos and actually comparing them was cool. If I had too my pics in black and white some bits would be scarily original.

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    Thanks for your pictures, it is a very important historical site indeed. Cheers.

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    Nice pics, thx.

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    For the flak vierling



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