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Fortified Position of Liège - Fort de Embourg

This fort was built in 1889 and was part of the Fortified Position of Liège.

In May 1940 there was fierce fighting at the fort. The fort was surrounded on May 14, 1940 and from then on it was bombed heavily by the German artillery and air bombardments. To save his soldiers the commander decided to surrender.

This fort can be visited.

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  • Text: Fedor de Vries
  • Photos: Luc van Waeyenberge