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Anti-aircraft 'Vordere Wasserstellung'

On the south/west side of the village Boskoop at the Hoogeveenseweg/Noordeinde besides the roundabout you can find a field gun emplacement from the "Vordere Wasserstellung".
The "Vordere Wasserstellung" was a German slowing down line about 30-50 km's land inwards behind the dunes. In case of a landing on the Dutch coast and a break trough they could fall back on this prepared slowing down line from Den Helder to Moerdijk.
The Germans used the technique of inundation, by setting parts of the land underwater with about 60cm. They also made light defence objects like this field gun emplacement, barbed wire lines and mine fields to close the caps in between.

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