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Tobruks on Fort Ellewoutsdijk

The Dutch have built many fortresses along the river Scheldt. One of them still stands near the village Ellewoutsdijk, which is on the peninsula Zuid-Beveland. The fortress lies on the northern bank at the Scheldt opposite Terneuzen. The construction started in 1835 and the hexagonal brickwork was finished in 1839. In WW-II the German occupants used it as a barrack and for observation. Directly after the war the Dutch authorities changed it into a camp for prisoners of war.

The fortress, with the German remains and the Scheldt in one view.

The high dike is post war, the view in war time was excellent.