Unusual bunker camouflage – Stützpunkt Krimhild
During my recent long weekend in the province of Zeeland, Netherlands, I was pleasantly surprised by the numerous bunkers of the second world war which were still present. I did now that in the Netherlands we still had quite some bunkers present, but I was overwhelmed by the amount of bunkers in Zeeland.
As part of the Atlantic Wall, several so called Stützpunkten (SP) were build. There were not directly located at the shore, but some kilometers inland. I could convince my wife and daughter to have a look at some of those. So we did visit most of the bunkers from SP Kolberg, SP von Kleist and SP Krimheld.
Stützpunkt von Kleist consists of two bunkers type 611 and two 669, the rounded 611 types were also used to house soldiers.
Stützpunkt Kolberg consisted of two bunkers type 631, and three bunkers type 623.
Stützpunkt Krimhild was quite big, consisting of bunkers type 630, type 625.
On one of the type 625’s there was even original text present indicating the room to defend the entrance (eingangs verteidigung).
And an exceptional camouflaged bunker type 621 which served as a communication and command was built on the edge of the village and painted as a house together with a partly build roof.
Stützpunkt Fichte “Nord Batterie” consisted of four anti-aircraft 10,5 cm S.K.C/32 which were originally naval guns.
I wanted to share this information with all of you and might be interesting for some of us that are interested in building dioramas, especially the command center from Stützpunkt Krimhild might be interesting for a diorama.
The family weekend at the coast was already great but the visits to these Stützpunkt locations was a cherry on top of this weekend.
Enjoy the rest of the pictures as well.
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