Vlieland Widerstandsnest 12H
Bunkermuseum Wn 12H
Vlieland - During the Second World War, the German occupiers built a defense line along the entire North Sea coast, the Atlantic Wall. This was also the case on the Wadden Island of Vlieland. Not that the Germans were afraid that the Allies would land on Vlieland, but because of bombers flying over. Every night the RAF, the English Royal Air Force, flew over to bomb cities and factories in Germany. The Netherlands was darkened during the war. Therefore, it was difficult for the English pilots to navigate. By counting the Wadden islands, the pilot knew where the plane was. The Atlantic Wall consisted of several large, strategically located Festungen and several smaller Stellungen, such as the Widerstandsnest on Vlieland.