Adinkerke-Stp Schlieffen
(According to some sources this could be Stp Bochum, Stp Schlieffen should be located at the coastline)

Updated January 29 2005, July 21 2007, August 6 2007, March 22 2011, Feb 9 2014)

Stp Schlieffen is located near the town of Adinkerke, Belgium close to the French border.
There are 6 open gun emplacements, which are mostly all overgrown.  Starting from 1943 there were 4XR611 and one R610 types of bunkers build. Two R611 are mostly demolished but two R611 and a R610 are still in good shape.  The site is protected and cannot be visited without the persmission of the owner.
I want to thank the guide, Guido Mahieu, who gave us an excellent tour of this interesting bunker site.

If you want to make a visit to this site you can contact:
IWVA, Doornpanne 1, 8670 Koksijde, phone:(00)32(0)58/52.15.55.
Moeresteenweg 139, 8660 Adinkerke.

R611 panoramic picture from emplacecement 2.  Picture provided by Guido Mahieu.

GPS Location of the battery.
The chart is extracted from the NGI(National Geographic Institute)  CD-Rom.

1) First R611, intactly preserved with even the original wooden door in it.
2) Open Gun Emplacement for 15.5cm K418(f) gun.(Originally placed for HKB La Panne)
3) R610 Command bunker, very well preserved.
4) Open Gun Emplacement for 15.5cm K418(f)gun.
5) R611, only floor and a bit of concrete remain.
6) Open Gun Emplacement for 15.5cm K418(f)gun.
7) R611: Missing two rooms due to explosive charges, but the rest is still intactly but not accessible.
Other remains of this bunker intactly preserved but no entry possible.
8) Open Gun Emplacement for 15.5cm K418(f)gun.
9) Open Gun Emplacement for 15.5cm K418(f)gun.
10)R611, only a few rooms remain.
11) Sixt Open Gun Emplacement for 15.5cm K418(f)gun.
12) Underground construction made of brick and concrete probably constructed in WWI
but maybe also used in WWII.
13) Same as 12 but not accessible.
14) Concrete water bassin ?  Not sure about that however.
We found an original English automobile numberplate here, probably dating from after liberation !
15) Some remains of what was once a brick building or shelter.

R611: Plan ©Rudi Rolf(www.rudirolf.name)
 

Detailed plan of the R611 designed and provided by Guido Mahieu.
The room numbers elsewhere in this page are referring to the numbers of Rudi Rolf's plan.

The only full remaining R611 of the battery(Nr 1 on Plan above).  Note the gun emplacement at the left.

The Tobruk part of the R611(Offener Beobachter nr6)

Gun position of the R611.

On March 20 2011, a group of graduate students from the DePaul University of Chicago was visiting the site.

The inside view of the wooden door.  It is still the original door which is in use today.  The bullet holes are from after WWII caused by military exercises.

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Left: the entrance to the bunker with number Ost-W 049-358.
Right shows room number 2, the 'Nahkampfraum'.

Room number 3: The 'Bereitschaftsraum' with technical text on it.

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Same room but the picture on the right has been colour/contrast enhanced to have a better view of the text.

Corridor in the direction to the 'Kampfraum(5)'.

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The 'Kampfraum'(Room number 5) with the cellar wich was used to collect the 'Hulsen'.

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The smoke absorbing system and the collection device for the 'Hulsen' in room 5.

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Left the entrance of room 12(Kartuschraum) and right a view from room 12 in the direction of room 11, the 'Granatraum'.  The Granatraum suffered an internal explosion.

R610: Plan  ©Rudi Rolf(www.rudirolf.name)

Detailed plan of the R610 designed and provided by Guido Mahieu.
The room numbers elsewhere in this page are referring to the numbers of Rudi Rolf's plan.

The R610 Command bunker of Stp Schlieffen. Number 3 on situation plan.

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Looking at the two entrances of the bunker.

Outside view of the 'Nahkampfraum'(2)  Still with wooden shutterings.
The Germans left it in place to absorbe bullet impacts.

Left entrance with OST 049-361 inscription.

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Geschaftsraum(35).  On the left picture you can see the markings of two rooms which were separated by walls of brick stone.  The two rooms were the 'Führerraum'(32) and the 'Funkraum'(20).
It has now become one larege room.

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Guido found this instruction board in room 35.
Maybe it has something to do with the floor depression which can be seen in this room.(it was found in here)
(left picture from Guido Mahieu)

Technical text on the wall of room 35.

Other technical text in room 35.

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Bereitschaftsraum(3).  The inner walls have been removed.  It was probably made of wood.

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Right entrance of the bunker.

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Nahkampfraum(2)

Open gun emplacement for 15.5cm K418(f) gun.  Number 2.  In the background you can see the R611(Nr 1)

The other R611 which is not accessible.  The ammunition rooms have been blown up.  This picture has been taken on March 20 2011, the trees are gone now.

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