Pillbox model 36, Lesany, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 50.748 E 014° 31.945
33U E 466382 N 5521591
Quick Description: Pillbox on the road
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 9/13/2011 12:29:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMCJNE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Crystal Sound
Views: 72

Long Description:
The Czechoslovak government built a system of border fortifications from 1935 to 1938 as a defensive countermeasure against the rising threat of Nazi Germany (visit link) .

Light fortification bunkers were started to be built by Czechoslovakia in 1936. In all, some 800 of them were constructed. The light fortification of the 36 type consisted of a firing room manned by two to six soldiers. It was armed with machine guns of the 26 type or submachine guns of the 24 type.
Most of them were situated in the borderland ceded by Czechoslovakia to Germany after the Munich agreement in 1938. The fortifications were never used in combat.

This pillbox was moved from Most (visit link) , North Bohemia to to the Military Technical Museum in Lesany, central Bohemia (visit link) .
Original Location: N 50° 31.195 E 013° 32.464

How it was moved: Wheels / Dolly / Truck

Type of move: Region to Region

Building Status: Museum

Related Website: [Web Link]

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