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Group Shelter Type 1918/II De Fransche Kamp

On and around the grounds of De Fransche Kamp (the French Camp) are 60 group shelters from the Great War (World War I).

These Dutch group shelters, part of the New Dutch Water Line, were designed as a shelter by shelling and bombing, if the trenches between the shelters did not give enough coverage.

These bunkers were built in 1918. There were two different types: 1918/I for 8 soldiers en 1918/II for 16 soldiers. The shelters were built on parts of the New Dutch Water Line that could not be inundated.

In World War II, the entries were bricked up by the Germans, to prevent the use of the group shelters by resistance fighters and paratroopers.

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