Military fortifications and strongpoints were built and carefully camouflaged prior to WWII. Some were hidden by vegetation cover, others appear to be simple stone wall cladding, or deliberately built to resemble farmhouses with outbuildings. West of the village of Jalhay six strongpoints were built; their role consisted of monitoring the movements of the German troops in the area. Four remain and two have torn down to make place for housing.

Photos: Jean Puelinckx – © JPu –

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The Forts

  • Chemin de la Platte, Jalhay, Belgique