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This is the place to discuss general issues related to the U-boat war or the war at sea in WWII. 

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2 months ago
bobwpearson
Hello there. I'm currently writing an article on the Aviso Grille, and would like to chat to anyone concerning photographs off her and the 'liberated' ship's clock. Regards to all.
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5 years ago
bobwpearson
Hello there, By chance, has anyone come across references to Chateau de la Massais? This was a Kriegsmarine station based about 5 km outside Rennes very close to the village of Guichen. It was possibly used as a listening station for U-boats and surface vessels to Allied merchant vessels working the Gibraltar to UK convoys. Post war it was used by the French Navy, but it's use durin
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6 years ago
bobwpearson
Dear Ken, many thanks for your reply, it`s much appreciated. What you have written is very useful and gives me a good background to the chateau/castle. A while back I wrote to the local authorities in Guichen, but replied that they didn`t know the history of the place! I visited the place in August and can see that it was once a truly magnificent home - no wonder the Germans earmarked it
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6 years ago
bobwpearson
My apologies. I forgot to state the name of the chateau. It is the Chateau de la Massais. Regards Bob Pearson
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6 years ago
bobwpearson
By chance, does anyone know any history concerning the Kriegsmarine listening/relay station at Guichen, France? The chateau is substantial in size with lots of outbuildings and sited in very large grounds. The chateau is now derelict and boarded up. Post-war it was apparently used by the French navy and to support this there are still some barrack type buildings on site, although now in poo
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