Today we Visited the Batterie Heerenduin at Ijmuiden Netherlands.
German Gun bunkers type M272 they housed 17 cm caliber artillery pieces
Obsevation bunker M178 The M stands for Kriegsmarine (german Navy)
Picture from straight after the war with the 17cm gun,It still has one of his rings for installing the gun
Gary wrote: I imagine it's easier to just leave them there than try to destroy them.
Bishop wrote: That’s a lot of concrete.
Probably some 1500 + German bunker are still known to exist in the Netherlands and than those who are covered up with earth who knows?
The place i was yesterday Ijmuiden over a 1000 from all sizes where built.
All the red dot represent (Widerstandsnesten) pockets of resistance /multiple bunkers of all types,the ring around it are Anti tank walls and anti tank ditches.
So imagine how many where built from the BIG U-boot and artillery bunkers to the small tobruks from the top of Norway to the border of Spain ,
And than all the other ones that were built inland all over Europe .
Jerry was busy in in early forty's......... Not to mention all the non-German bunkers from before the WW2.