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Atlantikwall - Regelbau 612 mit Tobruk

In a meadow near Kladde (Steenbergen), are four German bunkers of the model 612, the German name Schartenstand für Lande- und Sturmabwehrgeschutze ohne Nebenräume.

The dimensions of one bunker are: width 10m, height 5m, depth 10m.
The walls are 3 meters thick, in total 385 m3 concrete was used. There are 649 bunkers of this type built in Europe.

Baupunkt 150
Stutzpunkt XXXVIII
Heeres Kuste Batterie garrisson 6-1719 AR.

The garrisson of this battery(800) played a major role in slowing down the advance around the bridges of Antwerp in september 1944.

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  • Text: & Adri Kramer
  • Photos: Adri Kramer