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#300519 09/10/2014 06:24 PM
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Apparently a very difficult and remote island to journey to, for that reason it is a time capsule for WW2 relics


http://www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2014/08/25/world_war_ii_relics_on_kiska_island.html


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Very interesting! Funny how they had left when we got there lol

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Sub is especially intriguing, no telling from the pic how it ended up landlocked. Perhaps the area seasonally floods, wish there were more pics posted, the guy was there a whole summer.


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Interesting! I've heard of the invasion of Kiska because I live in Hull (Québec, Canada) and the Régiment de Hull took part in the operation. However, it's the first time I see pictures of that place.

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Before and after photos of the sub wink

Kiska sub.jpg (113.68 KB, 163 downloads)
Kiska sub 2.jpg (154.43 KB, 164 downloads)

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If you do a web search for Kiska Island, lots of photos show up wink


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Ok, looks like the sub was transported from water to shelter via railway cut then the whole works was destroyed in place, leaving only the carcass of the sub [or subs, looks like 2, other one likely shipped to Pearl for evaluation].

This guy was there a whole summer specifically studying war relics, he must have 100's if not 1,000's of photos, maybe planning a book.
Then again, hard to gauge how extensive the relics are there.


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Seems that there lots of stuff left on the island. Lots of pics on Google images...very interesting!


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