A line of defence was set up on the landward side of the Vlissingen fort, consisting of a tank moat with bunkers for machine guns and anti-tank guns behind it. This so-called Landfront Vlissingen is still largely intact and was designated as a protected national monument 10 years ago. Auxiliary bunkers were situated at some distance behind the moat, such as the command bunker at the corner of the Abeelseweg and the Nieuwe-Vlissingseweg. The bunker was equipped with a telephone exchange that facilitated communication between the various combat bunkers along the tank moat. There was also a radio installation so that other command posts a great distance away could also be reached. The bunker was camouflaged by decorating it to look like a house, complete with painted-on windows and a fake roof. A few years ago this original camouflage was reapplied. The bunker is now open to the public for the first time.