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Maginot Line - Fort Simserhof

Simserhof Fort was built between 1929 and 1937. It was one of the most important forts of the Maginot-Line. It had a crew of 876 soldiers.

In 1940 the battle for Simserhof Fort took 50 days. The fort surrenderred on 30 June 1940, after orders to surrender from the French army-commanders.

In 2002 the fort was opened for the public.

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  • Text: Fedor de Vries
  • Photos: Lennard Bolijn (1,2) & Kees Jan Koster (3,4,5)

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