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Contest #242 answer: Fort Eben-Emael, Belgium

Fort Eben-Emael was in its time the largest fort in the world. Constructed between 1931 and 1935 for defending Belgium against a German attack, it was considered to be impregnable.

However it was not quite protected against paratroopers and on 10 may 1940 it took the German army only 15 minutes to destroy the armament, which led to the surrender of the fort on 11 may 1940.

For those interested: here is a kmz file which gives an overlay of the German military drawings.

Nowadays the fort is open to the public.

Those who did not surrender:

  • steve willis
  • hhgygy
  • Ernesto Posse
  • Paul Voestermans
  • rob de wolff
  • Marcel
  • mehmet durmus
  • Sandworm
  • Emil Schierle
  • Deniz Yorukoglu
  • mccrumplair
  • VSWG
  • Steve Hoge
  • TitouPinkRider
  • Paul Franson
  • Sasha Smith
  • quiltadel

– hint –

  • LawnBoy
  • David Kozina
  • Aaantoine
  • Mik
  • Dennis S.
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • EJ
  • ACG
  • Dan468
  • steven simmons
  • Alonso Alfaro
  • Marisa Boraas
  • Elrober
  • Shelly
  • mehtab sond
  • Bloemkool
  • zumsen
  • Adam Macer

May 18th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

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