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elvamie wrote:John and Kurt thnx voor the answers and images, great value to me !
The position of this Kochbunker is Klingelbeekseweg Arnhem - Holland. There is a discussion overhere of who and when it was build. I'm thinking it was build between october 1944 and february 1945 as part of the Pantherstellung - Arnhem - IJsselmeer. The rare part of this object is the boxlike construction leading to the entrance.
elvamie wrote:In Holland they had more time to build the defences in the Panther and Assenerstellung, they started in octobre 1944 and were still building them in at least februar 1945. In Polen they had less time and had to improvise.
elvamie wrote:In the local archive I found maps and information about the periode after war when the trenches and bunkers had to be removed, the map also proves the existenz of trenches and positions on the exact locations of the Kochbunkers. I'm trying to prove this with the goal to protect these last remnants.
Many people here believe the Kochbunkers are from the Cold War period but the one on the picture is a special one. It was constructed along the railway embankment from Oosterbeek to Nijmegen with it's front southwards offcourse. The Dutch Army build the Cold War fortifications (Coehoorn and Deventer plans) and used this bunker again after they moved it to it's new position with it's front facing westwards, purpose defending the main works along the Rhine. They moved it 50mtr. A Dutch historian wrote the standard work on the Cold war fortifications, E de Reijer, he also mentions this in his work.
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