Very good both!!
(Trevor, I'm impressed that you got the location by identifying French Colonial era lamp posts!)
It is indeed the Casabianca (Not Casablanca interestingly)
We got off the bus on our first morning and there it was, the superstructure of a sub.
And she had a interesting story to tell when I looked her up on the net. Her brave and resourceful captain and crew secretly managed to get her fueled and armed and then sneaked the sub out of Toulon when German forces tried to impound all Vichy French naval assets.
She was then used to carry men and materials to Corsica to supply the Maquis resistance movement. On one of her first trips to Corsica she carried men from the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) (The precursor to the CIA)
They were all very successful and Corsica became the first part of France to become liberated from Italian and German occupation in 1943.
And yes it was a very nice holiday direct by Eurostar train to Marseille and then 3 days in Bastia, Ajaccio and Calvi also by train.
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