Tuesday, March 11, 2014

U-Boat Crew Wearing Diving Equipment

U-boat crew outside the boat hatch wearing tauchretter. Looks like on training. Taken from Signal magazine, May 1943 edition. An escape set (in German Tauchretter = "diver rescuer") is a breathing set, which lets its wearer survive for a time in an environment without (sufficiently) breathable air, in particular underwater, primarily or originally intending mainly to survive long enough to reach safety where the air is breathable


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