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German Bunker And False Airfield Riel

In de Second World War, the Germans build a fake airfield between Alphen and Riel. It was used to lead away the attacks on airfield Gilze-Rijen.

This bunker (a "Gefechtsstand") is a remaining part of this fake airfield. Furthermore, part of the fake airfield has been recreated.

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Source

  • Text: Fedor de Vries en Willem Visser
  • Photos: Peter van Hoek (1, 3, 4, 5), Franky (2)