The 40 Most Interesting Czech WWII Bunkers - Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
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Quick Description: The infantry blockhouses, the military fortress and also small bunkers (pillboxes) are a legend in the territory of Czech Republic.
Location: Královéhradecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 12/9/2014 12:47:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMN1WG
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Bryan
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Long Description:
The Czechoslovak (CSR) government built a system of border fortifications (visit link) from 1935 to 1938 as a defensive countermeasure against the rising threat of Nazi Germany.
Because of the extreme length of the border line the CSR had to defend (visit link) , the build-up of an uninterrupted line of heavy fortifications e.g. (visit link) , (visit link) was neither technically nor financially possible.

The mainly built fortified constructions were light fortified installations - pillboxes model 36 and, most of all, the installations model 37. The bunkers model 37 represent by following chiefly the principle of flanking fire a very modem concept of fortifications. The structures in the terrain are laid out in lines in which the neighbouring nests shelter each other, establishing a defence usually in two lines, with the front protected by a system of antipersonnel or antitank blocks.

The book reminds a few dozens most interesting Czech WWII bunkers. The some of them already have their own waymark:
- Infantry blockhouse "N-S 82 Brezinka": (visit link)
- Infantry blockhouse "MO S-5 Na Trati": (visit link)
- Infantry casemate "N-S 84 Voda": (visit link)
- Pillbox beside Bratronice village: (visit link)

The coordinates this waymark refers to most completed and preserved heavy fortified installation - the infantry block "N-S 82 Brezinka".
ISBN Number: 1456403729,9781456403720

Author(s): Zdenek Fura, Mirek Katzl

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