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The fort of Eben-Emael, or at least a visible part of it.
Eben-Emael is a gigantic fort. 17 bunkers of different types are spread across a surface of 75 ha (150 soccer fields). The maximal fire power is 2100 kg per minute. The bunkers are deployed similarly to a fighting ship: on the top of the hill you find the long distance artillery; around the border you find the short distance defence bunkers and other obstacles.
This place became really famous trough history on May 10, 1940 when a small team of German paratroops took the control of the forts artillery in less than 15 minutes.
A defense bunker in a field of canola looks like an UFO in this peaceful landscape

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