*Bereich = band

*2 = band 2 of 8

*band selector handle

*frequency display dial

This is one of my favorite photographs because it has four different photographic elements (the sign, the number, the handle, and the dial) all in the same frame.  The front of the handle is a little out of focus, but everything else is surprisingly clear, given that we are just inches away.  It also has a stark, harsh quality to it, almost black and white, with paint chipped away and rough screw heads poking out.  Life was hard on a U-boat.

Photo by Bruce Culp

Photo by permission of Stg.C.D.V.&T.