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German Battlecruisers Gneisenau and Scharnhorst in Brest

German Battlecruisers Gneisenau and Scharnhorst in Brest

The two ships returned from the open Atlantic to the port of Brest, France, and then started preparations for their next operation. Gneisenau went into the dry dock for minor repairs. In early April, 1941, an unexploded bomb, dropped by RAF Bomber Command bombers during near constant air-raids on the ships, forced Gneisenau out of drydock, and she was anchored in the inner harbor. 22 Squadron o...
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RAF bombing Brest, France 1944

RAF bombing Brest, France 1944

You can see some piers out of order and a ship bombed in the drydock.
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Brest bomb strike, 5 April 1943

Brest bomb strike, 5 April 1943

12 Venturas attacked a tanker at Brest. The ship was not hit but nearby dock installations were. 3 Venturas were lost.
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Rail bridge at Verberie 9.8.1944

Rail bridge at Verberie 9.8.1944

TACTICAL OPERATIONS (Ninth Air Force): In France, close to 400 B-26s and A-20s attack an ammunition dump in Foret de Blois, shipping at Brest, and other targets, including rail bridges at 10 locations in N and W France; fighters escort IX Bomber Command aircraft, cover ground forces, and fly armed reconnaissance in the wide areas of N France (around Paris, as far S as Orleans, and as far NE as ...
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WWII U-Boat Bunker, Brest, France

WWII U-Boat Bunker, Brest, France

The building of the U-boat bunker started in January 1941 and in September 1941 the first boat, U-372, used the first ready pen. The U-boat bunker at Brest was 333 metres wide, 192 metres long and roughly 17 metres high. The area covered was a record 52,000 square metres. The bunker was actually two structures, the first consisting of 13 pens, A to E and 1 to 8, the second of pens 9 and 10. The...
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Geronimo trimaran

Geronimo trimaran

The giant trimaran (L 34m l25m h 40m)of the famous french navigator Olivier de Kersauzon waiting for a new race in Brest France
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Border Poland - Belarus, close to Brest

Border Poland - Belarus, close to Brest

Here's a nice view covering the border inspection zone between Poland and Belarus. Just north-east is the Belarus city of Brest (unfortunately outside the hi-res. area).
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Ship in Dry Dock

Ship in Dry Dock

Another ship in dry dock. This is in Brest, France.

Zoom out and left for many navel vessels.
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RAF Bombing Raid at Brest on 18 December 1941

RAF Bombing Raid at Brest on 18 December 1941

On the morning of 18th December 1941,six aircraft and crews from 35 Squadron took part in a daylight raid against the German Battleships, Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in Brest Harbour along with five aircraft from 10 Squadron and six from 76 Squadron.
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Oceanopolis - Brest

Oceanopolis - Brest

Here is the ocean discovery park of Brittany in France. Oceanopolis includes 50 aquariums in 3 parts : polar; temperate and tropical allowing you to discover the wealth of the ocean.


website : http://www.oceanopolis.com/
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461st BG (H), Mission 55, Beziers Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H), Mission 55, Beziers Marshalling Yard

5 July 1944

The third target of the month was located in the third country in which the Group had bombed during the month of July. The target was the large Marshalling Yard at Beziers, France. The purpose in hitting this target was that of hampering the movement of two German divisions from Southwest France to the fighting front in Normandy. Photographs of this mission are most ...
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461st BG (H), Mission 15, Submarine Pens - Toulon Harbor

461st BG (H), Mission 15, Submarine Pens - Toulon Harbor

29 April 1944

Target: Submarine Pens, Toulon Harbor, France

This mission took the Group on its first trip to France and to a target in the sixth country of Europe which the group bombed during the month of April. This was the first mission on which the 451st, 461st and the 484th flew as the groups of the 49th Bombardment Wing. The mission provided another new ex...
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