Sluisbunker Lapallice-La Rochelle

Sluisbunker Lapallice-La Rochelle

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Sluisbunker Lapallice-La Rochelle U-Boot bunker "La Pallice" La Rochelle in France.La Rochelle / La Pallice, France.From September 1940 was La Pallice the alternative base for the Italian Betasom submarines (the main base of operations being Bordeaux). The 3rd Flotilla took over the base on October 27, 1941..In April 1941 the German Command decided to build also a bunker in La Pallice. The first two pens were finished in October 1941. The U-boat bunker was 195 m wide, 165 m long and 19m high. The first U-boat in the bunker was U-82 on November 19, 1941. Then followed U-332 (16th December) and U-432 (24th December)..U-82 on November 19, 1941 in the bunker La Pallice.The 7 ready pens of the bunker during the spring 1942.In August reached 5 boats from the now locked in base Brest. The last boat, which left the base was U-382 on the September 10, 1944. Shortly before the war was ending, two boats reached the base. It was U-485 which was supported from April 22, 1945 for 5 days with fuel and food. On May 3, 1945 U-255 was for 2 days in the base and brought fuel and food for the garrison..The garrison at La Pallice held out until May 8, 1945 when it surrendered along with all other German forces. .50 years later. Now with the three additional pens, built in 1942 .This same bunker is still in place and was the location for the ending scene of the famous movie Das Boot. Part of the facilities are in use today by the French Navy but the base is no longer a naval base. #La_Pallice #3rd_reich #Base_sousmarine #Base_sousmarine_de_La_Rochelle #bunker #concrete #concrete_storage #das_boot #entrance #europe #fingerz #France #kriegsmarine #la_rochelle #sluisbunker #submarine #uboot #UBoot_bunker #UBoot_bunker_La_Palice_France #warships #wolfpack #ww2
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