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Main Defence line Over-Betuwe Casemate 39

Casemate 39, situated at De Kazematten near Nr. 21, was a part of the Main Defence line Over-Betuwe, part of the Maas- and IJsseline. This defence line was completed in 1939. During the German invasion in May 1940 there was no fighting near this casemate. All damage that can be seen is from the fightings in September and October 1944. Of the defence line a total of twelve (five in Bemmel and seven in Huissen) casemates have survived.

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  • Text: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photos: Wilco Vermeer