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Leopold barracks Gent

During the First World War the barracks were occupied by German troops.
During their stay, the Germans ensured that the gas lighting of the barracks was replaced by electricity and that the kitchen complex was modernized.
The barracks were also renamed during the German occupation "Kaserne Kaiser Wilhelm".

Also during the Second World War the barracks did not escape the German occupiers, who stayed there for four years.
This time the Luftwaffe installed a radar installation and anti aircraft guns.

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