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Fort island Ijmuiden (Netherland) 3 weeks 2 days ago #1

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Me and my Brother visited an old Pre WW1 Dutch fort,
The Germans build more than 30 bunkers in,on and around the fort during the second WW2.

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Wow! Thanks for sharing Maarten!! Thats so cool!
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Awesome, thanks again for sharing.
I didn't realise that the outer casing on those tallboys was so thick, even without all that high explosive they would fcuk up your day if one landed near you!!!

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Gary wrote: Awesome, thanks again for sharing.
I didn't realise that the outer casing on those tallboys was so thick, even without all that high explosive they would fcuk up your day if one landed near you!!!


53 tallboys were dropped to take out the 2 Schnellboot bunkers at ijmuiden,but sadly the one still existing is not accessible for the general public
The Bunkers:


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That's cool, thanks for sharing Maarten!
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Great share and looks like a very worthwhile trip. Thanks Maarten B)
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Very cool, some nice ref there!
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Really good reference for bunker shapes and concrete colours and textures. And the Tallboys were the smaller of the earthquake bombs!! Amazing. Ruin your day alright. Imagine a grand slam!

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Nice aerial footage
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