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Text on the plaque:
Concrete casemate built along the second line of defense, the so-called Q-line, for the invasion of the German armies on May 10, 1940. The first line, the Q-line, ran along Coevorden. The Dutch army would withdraw to the Q-line to reinforce the troops present there. This casemate, said to have been built with 400 bags of cement, housed a heavy machine gun behind three embrasures. Approx. 25 soldiers should resist the enemy here. The German troops had to be delayed as long as possible in their advance to the west. After the battle lost by the Dutch at Oosterhesselerbrug, the German Reiter Regiment Abt.2 moved the same day along the Geesbrug to Hoogeveen. The Casemate was filled with sand by the German soldiers to make it unusable. The sand is still present in the now completely closed military historical building.
May 23, 2018
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