MKB Hundius

Back Vuurtorenweg 4, Oostende

Here we have a fire control post, four artillery bunkers, ammunition and personnel bunkers, a trench system and other buildings. It is a textbook example of a typical Atlantic Wall naval shore battery. The battery however never saw service defending against the advance of the allied armies. MKB Hundius was moved from the Half Moon to its present location in 1943. There was a great deal of additional building and the final pieces were added in 1944. The showpiece of the MKB is the fire control post and there are three observation levels. You will notice that all the ammunition bunkers are underground, which was for camouflage reasons. After the war the fortification was converted into a Belgian Navy transmission centre.

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