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Original uniforms
Original uniforms

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.

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Field kitchen, guardhouse and ‘Sanitätermateriaal’

Field kitchen, guardhouse and ‘Sanitätermateriaal’

In addition to multiple bunkers in Dishoek being open to view, you will also find an exhibition of original uniforms and other equipment here.

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Barracks bunker 622

Barracks bunker 622

This battery took a beating, sustaining quite a lot of damage, during heavy fighting on November 1st 1944.

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Munitions bunker M145

Munitions bunker M145

This bunker was an ammunition store and you can still see lists of types of ammunition that were kept here noted on the walls.