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The Mammoth E-Boat Bunker That No Allied Bombs Could Destroy

The Mammoth E-Boat Bunker That No Allied Bombs Could Destroy

In the Dutch coastal town of IJmuiden, the Germans built two gargantuan bunkers for their Schnellboots (called E-Boats by the Allies). Only one of them survived the war. That bunker is 247 meters long, 74 meters wide, 18 meters tall, they do not get much bigger than this!

In September 1944 the Germans gave up on finishing the construction of this bunker, insistent allied bombing and a change in the fortunes of war caused them to stop.

Note: A grand slam was not used on this bunker, it was had to endure multiple attacks with the Tallboy.

By Joris

My name is Joris Nieuwint and I will be your tour guide! Please allow me to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about what I've been doing over the past years. For the past 10 years I've been living in Veghel, and before that, I've lived in Arnhem for almost two decades. Living so close to the battlefields meant that Operation Market Garden always had my interest and I've been studying the battles for all those years. Sharing what I've learned over the years has been my passion and becoming a tour guide was one of my dreams. Keeping the sacrifices of these men alive by telling their stories and showing the locations where it happened is my greatest passion.

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