The fortress Welschof (component of the Maginot Line) exists of a 3 block-system. From 1939 to 1940, the fortress was manned by 160 men of the 166e the Regiment d'Infantry the Ligne under command of captain Lhuisset. In the morning of 22 June 1940 the German 462ste Infantry Division begun firing shells on fortress Welschhof with small arms. The Germans also moved two 150mm guns to the fortress and began to fire as well. In total 111 150mm rounds were fired on Welschof. In the morning of 24 June, captain Lhuisset decided to capitulate with his garrison at 10.00 AM.
The fort today:
It is currently abandoned.
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