German Bunkers alongside the Bruges-Gent Channel

Updated March 5 2007.
All pictures are ©2007 T. Cools
All pictures are taken on October 13 2003.

Along the canal from Bruges to Gent you will still find 5 identical bunkers which are build in 1941-1942.
The bunkers were meant as a shelter for German soldiers who were preparing 'Operation Seelöwe', the German invasion into England which never came.
This region is known for the battle of 'Moerbrugge' during the liberation days.

WWII Monument at Moerbrugge.

BOOS01

This is the first bunker with close to it a water or fuel reservoir.
The bunkers are all the same and have 4 rooms.  Lenght=25.7m  On each side there is a fire protected entrance.
The bunkers are now beeing used as a bat shelter and only one bunker can be entered.  The bunkers are in a very good shape.

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BOOS02

A water or fuel reservoir ?

BOOS03

The only bunker which can be entered.

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View inside the bunker.  It has four rooms.

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BOOS04

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Only a small view through one of the entrances.

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BOOS05

Some shell impacts on this bunker.

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BOOS06/BOOS07

The last bunker of this type.  Only a slight view of the inside on the two entries.

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Bunker BOOS08

Luftshutz bunker.  Two rooms with text 'Rauchen Verboten'.(no pics)

The Luftshutzbunker is showing up at the right side of the canal Bruges-Gent.(March 10 2007)

Above: Situation March 10 2007.

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