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today i had an invitation to be at the launch of a website from walkpaths in North Holland ... walked with some officials from a village "De Rijp" to fort "Spijkerboor" .... not that bad weather this morning so we did a nice walk !
Spijkerboor is one of the largest fort from the Amsterdam defence works !
www.stelling-amsterdam.org for more infromation about it !
the only one with still a canon on it !
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Apr 13 2006 17:54 GMT fey
Fabulous place and image !
Apr 13 2006 17:54 GMT fey
....Interesting information too ...
Apr 14 2006 09:41 GMT Justagirl
Fantastic photo of it hans!
Apr 17 2006 02:20 GMT shenendoah
nog nooit gezien zo'n ding !
Apr 17 2006 16:33 GMT onichek
Scary, indeed! Holland had cruel losses during war as well. I never saw the real damages, of course, but looking at all those brick buildings from the '50s I can imagine the proportions of the destructions...
Apr 17 2006 18:42 GMT hans55 PRO
well the defence works of Amsterdam "stelling van Amsterdam" was already old fashion before they finished building it ... all 42 forts only in use during WW1 ... they never fired a shot ! ... after that it was used as prison and warehouse for explosives and stuff like that !

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