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Achtung: Wire of Death

Achtung: Wire of Death

Dutch - Belgium border in WO-I

Reusel - The wire of death was an electric fence on the border of Belgium and the Netherlands that relied on the neutral policy of the Dutch during The Great War (First World War). The lethal barrier was built by the German military to control the Dutch–Belgian frontier during the occupation of Belgium.

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Achtung: Wire of Death

Address: Burg Willekenslaan
Zip / City: 5541 NA  Reusel
Web: dodendraad.org

Additional information: The Wire of Death has been reconstructed in several places along the border between Belgium and the Netherlands, including those in Reusel. This reconstruction from 2011 gives a fairly complete picture.
Important: The location on the map is for indication only and can differ from reality.


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