A German Submarine on Hastings Beach

This extraordinary photograph was taken on 15th April, 1919, shortly after the end of the First World War. The crew had surrended a couple of months earlier and the boat was being towed through the English Channel when it came adrift and ran aground on Hastings Beach. It was an instant attraction and many parts were taken as souvenirs. It was formally dismantled by the end of the year and the keel was rediscovered in 1950 and removed.

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