Dutch Defence line from 1940, Peel-Raamstelling, Sectie Bleeker.
We started this section at the crossing of the of the provincial road N264 (Nieuwedijk) and the N277 (Peelweg).
From here you can follow the bunkers by foot or by car and getting out for some better pictures and views.
All the bunkers are situated along the Peel-canal that was part of the defence line. In this section, that was named after its commanding officers, is also a strongpoint integrated at the crossing of a former railway track. This railway track comes straightforward from Germany near the city of Goch. During the German attack in 1940 the Germans used also some "panzer trains" to make strong breakthroughs into the Dutch defences.
At this location the Dutch defence forces managed to stop this train at the crossing of the Peel-canal with the strongpoint. See some old pictures of that exceptional success.
The pictures are displayed in sequence as they are made.
1x Dutch B-kazemat, flanking fire.
>20 Dutch S3-kazemat, "Stekelvarken" 3 MG loopholes.
1x Dutch train barrier, "asperge-versperring"