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Chapel Air Raid Shelter Gilze

The hamlet of Verhoven is located nearby Gilze-Rijen airfield, which suffered of many airstrikes during the Second World War.

In 1942, the farmers of Verhoven decided to build an air-raid shelter. After the war, a chapel is build on the location of the shelter, because all residents survived.

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  • Text: Fedor de Vries
  • Photos: Fedor de Vries (1), Peter van Hoek (2)