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|Batterie Nord was one of four AA batteries around Vlissingen. The remainings of this battery can be found in the so called Bunkerbos (Bunker wood) in Vlissingen' s district of West-Souburg. There were four Vf Fla 14 (Schwere Flakstellung ohne Bereitschaftsraum), two are still their, together with the foundations of a third Vf Fla 14. There is also an aggregate bunker, which was not built accord...||09/29/2006||555|
|The Germans considered Vlissingen an important town because of the mouth of the Westerschelde that was the entrance to the port of Antwerp. Vlissingen got the status of Verteidigungsbereich. |
Verteidigungsbereich Vlissingen consisted of coastal batteries and anti-aircraft batteries. At the northern edge of the town was a small airfield. At the inland a rather extensive Landfront protecte...
|The battery Von Kleist covered the western part of the Landfront and could also fire on the beaches north of Walcheren.||09/29/2006||572|
|Port of Vlissingen home of schelde shipyard||03/13/2006||578|
|The well-preserved battery site lies on a hill and is thereby highly visible. The battery is placed on a hilltop just opposite the village of TÝrring. |
The site measures ca. 250 m west-east. The main elements of the site are the four Regelbau 669, which lie in a curved line with embrasures pointing to the north. The two easternmost bunkers are totally visible from all sides, as they were...
|A small naval base of the dutch navy||04/28/2006||461|
|The battery site is very impressive and conspicuous as it partly lies on the beach due to coastal erosion. The way the bunkers lie fully visible on the beach gives the visitor a good impression of the layout of the original battery site. The battery stretches ca. 600 m along the coast. The original depth of the battery was ca. 200 m. Due to a coastal erosion of ca. 50 m since the war, the bunke...||03/07/2007||1,588|
|Overhead aerial of 'Nan Green' Beach JUNO Area and Strongpoint 9785, (Widerstandsnest 29) east of the River Seulles at Courseulles-sur-Mer. This position was defended by 6th Company of the German 736th Grenadier Regiment, and was captured by the Regina Rifles and the 1st Hussars of 7th Canadian Brigade, after heavy fighting on 6 June. Note the scattered stakes and 'Hedgehog' obstacles on the be...||08/17/2008||939|
|On D+1 the caissons, each with a 4 man crew, two sailors and an anti-aircraft gun emplacement, were towed to positions about a mile off-shore and handed over to a fleet of powerful harbour tugs which manoeuvred them into their final positions. The caissons' sea valves were opened until they settled at previously agreed depths. Each Mulberry was about a mile long and stood about 30 ft (9m) above...||10/22/2008||842|