Visitors to the bunkers in Dishoek can also see a number of very special army uniforms. These are the original garments worn by, among others, Dutch troops (before May of 1940), German coastal artillery troops and infantry officers, English uniforms from the 47 Royal Marines Command collection and clothing of the Scottish liberators of Vlissingen (Royal Scots). You can also find of a 'Gasschutzunteroffizier' uniform here, equipped with a carbon monoxide detector set and alarm. The detector set (‘Kohlenoxydanzeiger’) was specially developed for bunkers to detect carbon monoxide gas. This gas forms as a result of incomplete fuel combustion at a stove or by gunpowder fumes from combat manoeuvres or exercises.
Visitors will also find an original guardhouse at the same location as the uniforms. It is painted in the colours of the German flag.
The owner, John, will be present at the exhibition to tell you more about his special collection.