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U-995 in Kiel - my videos.

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    I just thought Id upload or put a link to my videos here, in case someone wants to see them. The quality is not the best, but here they are

    Chris

    U 995 in Kiel, Germany (1 of 4) - YouTube

    U 995 in Kiel, Germany (2 of 4) - YouTube The German voice you can hear belongs to the gentleman I met, a former U-boots-Maat.

    U 995 in Kiel, Germany (3 of 4) - YouTube

    U 995 in Kiel, Germany (4 of 4) - YouTube

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    Here she is The picture was taken 3 years ago
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    Oh, what a beauty!

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    Thank you for sharing those with us Chris. They are very good clips. Fantastic that you actually met a former U-boot man too, nice bonus on your trip. I don't know if you have ever visited Liverpool, in the north of England, but near the city centre is a very good museum called "U-Boat Story". It is the home for U-534, of which you may well know about. Sadly, the display was altered a few years ago, when some bright spark decided to cut her up into several sections and close her with glass panels. However, it is still a great exhibit, and to my knowledge the only example of a U-Boat that has been raised from the deep (correct me if I'm wrong here guys 'n gals!). I was very fortunate to have several tours on the boat before the changes, i.e. when she was complete and you could walk through. Each time was memorable, and I remember the guide telling me about one of the old crew members visiting the U-Boat just before I was there. The ex-crewman, who in his advanced years had put on more than a few pounds, took one look at the round hatch leading to the command room and said "I can't get through that hole anymore...after all those years on the bottom, I think that it has shrunk!" A lovely little story I thought. If you ever have the opportunity to visit though, I am sure that you would really enjoy it. The connecting permanent display houses an Enigma, many personal items and awards etc, all from the boat and her crew.

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    Carl
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    Yes it was a lovely day ,After we had visited U-995 We went to Munster Tank Museum
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    Sadly, the display was altered a few years ago, when some bright spark decided to cut her up into several sections and close her with glass panels. - How on earth could anyone decide to cut an old sub into 4 pieces and cover them with glass, when there are only 5 of those left? A federal crime, I tell you!

    No, Ive yet to see her, sounds like it is a great experience.

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    Quote by STG44 View Post
    Yes it was a lovely day ,After we had visited U-995 We went to Munster Tank Museum
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    Fantastic Museum as well !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Thanks for the videos. This U Boat is still on my "to do" list.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Once you have seen it, you will want to come back

    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Thanks for the videos. This U Boat is still on my "to do" list.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Tw photos of U 995 signed by her commander Hans-Georg Hess !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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