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|SecondWorldWar batterie in Hoek van Holland|
|The Fort aan den Hoek van Holland was built between 1881 and 1889 and meant to protect the Rotterdam harbour entrance, the then newly excavated Nieuwe Waterweg. This restored armoured fort is now a museum.||10/18/2005||435|
|The 1./M.A.A. (Marine Artillerie Abteilung) 205 manned the bunkers built here, north of Hoek van Holland. |
The complex consisted of
* one M 152 (Marine-Artilleriekommandostand),
* one R 621 (Gruppenunterstand) and
* three M 151 (Mannschaftsunterstand für 1/3/24).
The bunkers were interconnected by covered trenches. These trenches and the bunk...
|M.K.B. Wijk was one of the coastal batteries of Festung Ijmuiden. There are still a M 473a (Firecontrolpost for 17cm battery) and four 671 (Artillery casemate). Unfortunately they are not accessible.||09/27/2006||576|
|M.K.B. Malo Terminus was build on top of the old French battery Zuydcoote (1778). The old battery was build as defense against the British, after France agreed to the independence of the United States of America. |
Some of the bunkers that still exist today:
four 671 (Schartenstand für Geschütze auf Mittlere Sockellafette (120°) ohne Nebenräume),
a M 162a (Leitstand ...
|Equipped with a triple-barrelled gun turret from battleship “Gneisenau”, 3 * 28 cm SKC/34, range 38 000 m, ready in july 43.||10/20/2006||763|
|A Twentieth Century coastal battery and associated pillbox, tank trap and military building are visible as a series of structures on air photographs. Some of the features are visible on the latest 1988-1993 Ordnance Survey vertical photography. These features represent the northernmost area of Blyth Battery, a coastal artillery battery situated on South Beach, Blyth. The battery was constructed...||09/30/2008||946|
|A German coast battery stands on the island of Wolin and defended the bay of Pomerania against assaults from sea.|
Battery "Goeben" is constructed between 1938 and 1939 and consisted of a fire-control tower (see picture) and three 283 mm canons.
In 1940, these canons were dismantled and brought to Norway.
Battery "Goeben" today:
|SecondWorldWar batterie and museum in Hoek van Holland|
|"The Needles" new battery is a product of subsidence problems and concerns about the old battery.|
The main armanant composed of three BL 9.2 inch (233.7 mm) pieces and saw action during World War Two.
The battery today:
It is currently abandoned.
|This Victorian coastal battery was used during World War 2 as observation point for the 'New battery'. It's main armanant composed of anti-aircraft guns.|
The battery today: It is currently opened to the public.
|Just above the harbour you can find the village St. Martin's Battery, it was part of an old fortification.|
At this location were several heavy guns placed to protect the harbour of Dover and the rest of the English coast, as well to attack enemy ships in the Canal. They where not allowed to fire to the coast of France as an answer to German shellings, because that would result in...