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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Fortress Visit Report : Fort Tancrément Internals

This fort is run by a small group. The fort is not as big or as famous as Eben Emael so it does not attract as many visitors or the funds. Nevertheless, it is a fascinating fort to visit and to talk to the guides. It was the last fort in Belgium to surrender to the Germans.

Entrance

Defended lobby, end wall has a mg and a grenade chute, door into fort at end on left

Fortress artillery on display


Long term goal is to return guns to the fighting blocks

This is part of the counterweight mechanism on the disappearing coupole

Another part of the counterweight mechanism

Under the coupole, the counterweight mechanism in place

Grenade launcher (I think)


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