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Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Explorers(m): 6:48am On Aug 23, 2022
Packets of condoms, a pistol and two enigma machines used by the Germans to transmit coded messages during the Second World War are among a trove of items from a sunken Nazi submarine that have been documented for the first time.

The treasures were onboard U-boat 534 when it was sunk by an RAF Liberator bomber off the coast of the Danish Island of Anholt on May 5, 1945, as the war was coming to an end.

The U-boat was raised in 1993 and taken to Birkenhead, in Liverpool, where it went on display to the public.

However, the artefacts it contained which were preserved by the cold water and layers of silt when they were in the sea were put into storage without being properly examined.

This month, they were looked at for the first time in nearly 80 years.

Stunning images show the dozens of objects as well as the rusted interior of the submarine itself.

Pictured, packets of condoms are among a trove of items from a sunken German submarine that have been examined for the first time.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11133755/CONDOMS-pistol-enigma-machines-items-Nazi-U-boat-examined-time.html

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Explorers(m): 6:48am On Aug 23, 2022
This Mauser 1910 pistol was also onboard U-boat 534 when it was sunk by an RAF Liberator bomber off the coast of the Danish Island of Anholt at the end of the Second World War on May 5, 1945.

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Explorers(m): 6:49am On Aug 23, 2022
This keyboard from an Enigma machine is among the artefacts that have been properly examined for the first time.

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Explorers(m): 6:50am On Aug 23, 2022
The U-boat 534 was sunk by the RAF after failing to observe a partial surrender order from Admiral Karl Dönitz who had briefly succeeded Adolf Hitler as leader of Germany after the dictator's suicide on April 30th.


The sub's ruined interior.

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Explorers(m): 6:50am On Aug 23, 2022
Also discovered among the trove of artefacts was this packet of cigarettes.

Although thoroughly browned, they are remarkably well preserved.

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Explorers(m): 6:51am On Aug 23, 2022
This pair of sunglasses is also among the artefacts that have been documented and properly examined for the first time.

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Explorers(m): 6:52am On Aug 23, 2022
These hairbrushes appears to be remarkably well preserved, despite having been under the surface of the ocean for many decades.

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Explorers(m): 6:52am On Aug 23, 2022
This ceremonial dagger that would have been owned by a member of the vessel's crew is also among the artefacts.

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Explorers(m): 6:53am On Aug 23, 2022
This photograph of an unidentified member of the ship's crew posing with his wife is seen below.

Most of the crew members survived, with just three dying during after escaping the vessel.

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Explorers(m): 6:54am On Aug 23, 2022
Also found on the submarine was this 100 Reichsmark note, which, although torn, is mostly intact.

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Explorers(m): 6:55am On Aug 23, 2022
This Agfa Karat 6.3 folding 35mm camera is among two from the vessel that have been photographed after being examined.

This Fex Superfex camera was also found among the artefacts that were put into storage after the submarine was recovered.

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Explorers(m): 6:56am On Aug 23, 2022
77 years old.

This tin of canned fish, from Portugal, was among the food items that were recovered from the vessel and put into storage.

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Explorers(m): 6:57am On Aug 23, 2022
These coffee beans were also found, but look as though they would not pass a taste test today.

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Explorers(m): 6:58am On Aug 23, 2022
The U-Boat Story exhibition opened in 2009 and ran until 2020, when it closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It will re-open following its refurbishment.

The interior of one of the submarine's sections.

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Explorers(m): 7:02am On Aug 23, 2022
U-boat 534 and its crew members are seen while being attacked by an RAF Liberator bomber.

Most crewmen escaped the vessel in the immediate aftermath.

Five men who had been trapped in the torpedo room swam out of the torpedo loading hatch.

However, one of them died from damage to his lungs after failing to exhale on his way to the surface, whilst two other men died from exposure while waiting to be rescued.

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Explorers(m): 7:02am On Aug 23, 2022
The Daily Mail's coverage of the raising of the submarine reported how it came up 'guns first'. 1993.

There was speculation at the time that the vessel could have been carrying Nazi gold or other treasures.

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Explorers(m): 7:03am On Aug 23, 2022
The submarine's parts are seen at at Woodside Ferry Terminal in Birkenhead.

Although it was cut into five pieces to aid its transportation from Birkenhead docks, two of the sections were later re-joined.

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by TheboyGhost(m): 7:17am On Aug 23, 2022
cool cool

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Nobody: 7:30am On Aug 23, 2022
Explorer da boy is back

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by MMWandali: 7:42am On Aug 23, 2022
They've now become artifacts

cool

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Pewpew: 8:05am On Aug 23, 2022
Das boot

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Waterlilly: 8:55am On Aug 23, 2022
i like history
Baba GOD! please give me visa's, there are so many places i need to explore......

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by vincentjk(m): 9:55am On Aug 23, 2022
These quality stuff have been inside the water for decades yet still lookimg intact but can't work anynore.

That's to tell you how quality and long-lasting they make their things to stay.

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Pickmycall: 10:38am On Aug 23, 2022
If they were made in china they would have become dusts by now.

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Mercury12(m): 10:59am On Aug 23, 2022
Pickmycall:
If they were made in china they would have become dusts by now.
We do hear of German machine cheesy
Those people (Germans) are good when it comes to mechanical technology

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by NewDelhi(m): 11:03am On Aug 23, 2022
A nairalander post a thread like this, it will not make front page.

But explorers posts, it will make front page. Oh because it's explorers.

Bias moderators.

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by JohnBullMySon: 11:08am On Aug 23, 2022
What are condoms doing in a military submarine staffed entirely by men? Were German soldiers gay?

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by DonXavi(m): 11:16am On Aug 23, 2022
Explorers:
Packets of condoms, a pistol and two enigma machines used by the Germans to transmit coded messages during the Second World War are among a trove of items from a sunken Nazi submarine that have been documented for the first time.

The treasures were onboard U-boat 534 when it was sunk by an RAF Liberator bomber off the coast of the Danish Island of Anholt on May 5, 1945, as the war was coming to an end.

The U-boat was raised in 1993 and taken to Birkenhead, in Liverpool, where it went on display to the public.

However, the artefacts it contained which were preserved by the cold water and layers of silt when they were in the sea were put into storage without being properly examined.

This month, they were looked at for the first time in nearly 80 years.

Stunning images show the dozens of objects as well as the rusted interior of the submarine itself.


Pictured, packets of condoms are among a trove of items from a sunken German submarine that have been examined for the first time.



https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11133755/CONDOMS-pistol-enigma-machines-items-Nazi-U-boat-examined-time.html
I thought CONDOM was a recent invention, never knew it has been here for that long.

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Explorers(m): 11:20am On Aug 23, 2022
DonXavi:
I thought CONDOM was a recent invention, never knew it has been here for that long.

Since 18th Century .

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Zane2point4(m): 12:15pm On Aug 23, 2022
If i can get a hold of one item there ,I’ve blcome a billionaire immediately!

Those artifacts can cost a lot now!

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by noeloge82(m): 12:25pm On Aug 23, 2022
Explorer on the beat .......funny thing is that this will be kept in the museum and valued very high imagine if auctioned how much will the old condom and cigarette cost , Oyibo can value anything....

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Re: Condoms, Guns, Cigarettes From German Submarine Sank During WWII (Pics) by Armaggedon: 12:36pm On Aug 23, 2022
good

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