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Thursday, 11 September 2014

Fort Eben Emael - inside 2

These photos are of the inside of one of the fighting areas. These were taken in Visé 2, a fixed artillery position that was not attacked as it did not pose a threat to the invading German forces.

In the corridor at the base of the position

Repaired caissons for the 75mm cannons

Pushed/pulled manually

Hoist cages for the caissons

Access stairs around the hoist to the fighting position

Inside the fighting position

You never know when you need to go...

These are 75mm cannons

The position has three cannons



Beautiful brass work for ranging


Cannon and unrepaired caisson

Fire control

Telephone switchboard to artillery observers outside the fort

A loose helmet

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