Lombardsijde: Stp Von Seeckt

Updated June 12 2006, september 14 2007, May 3 2011

This page is beeïng updated the comming weeks,
with the discovery of the R502, some other pictures will be added too and the Google Earth file will be re-written.

Pictures © T. Cools

The remaining bunkers on this Strongpoint are on the property of the Military Camping at Lombardsijde.
Therefore no free access exept when you get it at the entrance of the camping.  Next to it is Camping Cristal Palace or Jacques Junior.
This camping place has been renovated around 2007.

It looks similar to the Sahara desert now, including sand storms...

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A comparison picture of the Cristal Palace taveirne, left in its 'glory days', right; waiting for things to come.

Stp Von Seeckt

Part of the 'Einsatzkarte 171jd from March 25 1943.

Bunkers, planned

-7xR502
-1xR680

Remaining

-2xR502(one was discovered on the ex Cristal Palace camping, see further)
-Several Vf7a's
-1xGenerator Bunker
-2xFlak
-1xMortar bunker
-1 unidentified, exploded bunker(now gone)

(Source Atlantikwall in Zeeland en Vlaanderen: Hans Sakkers, Hans Houterman)

The entrance of the military barracks Camping.  No free access !

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Near the entrance you can see a concrete structure which could be a Tobruk or MG bunker.

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Right: close and tilted 'Google Earth' view on the Military Camping site of Stp Von Seeckt.

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11ge.Brick flak construction ?

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12ge.Vf7a or 52a crew bunker.

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13ge.A generator bunker just behind the Crew bunker.

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Flak or search light bunker.

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R502 with bunker number OST-W 014-244

The entrance of camping Cristal Palace-Jacques Junior.  All pictures June 5 2007 exept when mentioned.
 
 
 
 

The entrance on December 6 2004.

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1.Tobruk at the entrance.

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2.Above: Both pictures taken on December 6 2004.

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Inside the brick construction.  It has 5 rooms, 1 big and for smaller rooms.

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3.Mortar bunker 2007.

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Same place 2004.  Picture above right © 2004 R. Toussaint

4.WWII Pigtails.

5.Between the rubbish, a WWI bunker can be spotted.

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All cleaned up now.

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 6.Another brick construction, filled with rubbish.  Situation above december 6 2004.  Below June 5 2007.

Unfortunately, during renovation(!) works, this German brick building didn't survive...

Below, some detail, April 20, 2009, now it is all gone.

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7.The R134 on December 6 2004.

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Vf7a.  The entrance is now blocked by dune sand.

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Inside the bunker shows us a corridor leading to a sealed of entrance.  Nocice the L(eicht) on the wall.

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First small room.

Second, larger room.

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A new bunker, a Vf7a, discovered by Pierrot, close to the one above.  Unfortunately it suffered an internal explosion damaging the roof which collapsed.(March 15 2009)
Now it has disappeared again under dune sand.

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10.Vf7a.  Right: situation on December 6 2004.

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Now this Vf7a has become completely free.  It holds a big surprise.(situation March 15 2009)  MORE TO FOLLOW.

R502 discovery

Some time ago after research and whitness reports we discovered that an additional R502 could still be there.
Some weeks ago the roof of a R502 became free and investigation led to a new discovery of a R502 at this site on May 2 2011.

First sign on february 27, 2011 that the roof becomes visible.  Investigation by Pierrot showed it to be a R502.

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Left: During excavation a sign St(ändig) was visible near the left entrance of the R502.  Concrete was a bit wet.  Picture © 2011 Pierrot
Right: Plan of a R502: ©Rudi Rolf(www.rudirolf.name).


 
 

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Entrance with bunker number OST-W 014-241.  A sign 'Vermittlung'  right from the Stp bunker number.
This bunker was a command 502.  'Vermittlung' and the Lightning sign probably do refer to a transmission unit or responsible person.

'Bereitschaftsraum' 1.

Pantser plates are gone.

'Bereitschaftsraum' 2

The only technical text which isn't damaged.

Inside the bunker near the periscope room this text could be found.
It referes to the surrounding Strongpoint numbers '3-826', 2, 5, 10 and 'Albertdenkmal'(thanks Peter and Pierre)


 

Here below just some pictures how it was some years ago and the demolishment of the camping site.

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Desolate landscape, now and then pictures.(2004-2007)

This page is dedicated to the people who lived here.  I wonder wat has become of them...

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