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Battery Den Hoorn (BP 19b) - Dutch Observation Bunker (Leitstand Holl.)

This bunker was part of the Dutch complex 15 I.35 Battery Den Hoorn. The complex was built in 1938-1939 and was almost identical to the battery east of Fort Kijkduin.

Along with the structures in Bollekamer and Loodsmansduin this complex was a part of the defence of Den Helder.

In 1942, the Germans installed an anti aircraft gun at the battery. After the war this German structure was demolished in 1986.

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  • Text: Ewoud van Eig
  • Photos: Patrick Molders (1, 2, 3), Gerard Passchier (4, 5)