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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 21:21 pm 
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Went to visit U534 today and what a truly marvellous experience it was. Our guide who himself was a former RN submariner kept the talk lively, informative and at times humourous.
This subject has been covered before I know, but just to reiterate even if you are travelling a long way to visit this boat it is well worth it. Its a time capsule. Truly you won't be disappointed.

Jak

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Jak,

What kind of condition is this boat in?

I see from earlier comments they don't allow photography. Not sure if I want to pay that kind of entrance fee and not get to take any snaps.

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smudger wrote:
Jak,

What kind of condition is this boat in?

I see from earlier comments they don't allow photography. Not sure if I want to pay that kind of entrance fee and not get to take any snaps.

Cheers,

Smudger



Hi Smudger,

The boat is rusty inside and out. But its a time trap. Things are in exactly the same position as they were during the attack. There's a bunk with a scarf tied to the rail just as it was left. Last week they found another iron cross just lying in the debris inside. Handles and switches just as they were left.
They don't allow you to take photo's inside, mainly because the owner has a book on the subject. But you can take them of the outside. In any case it's well worth a visit. Remember you have to pre book though.

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Jak

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Location: Hanging off the back of a Sherman, somewhere in France...
Jak,

Thanks for that - I will see if I can get up there sometime, but I think I will bend their ears about photography before I go. There's far too much of this rip-off attitude prevalent in historical exhibiting, it's nothing to do with preservation, it's mainly to sell postcards and books.

I don't mind buying the guy's book as long as I can get my own photos too :D

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