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D-Day - Belgian Gate, German Defensive Measure

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Image of a photograph from Gordon A. Harrison's book Cross-Channel Attack, Chapter VII ("German Defense Measures, 1944"), at page 251, where this photo is described as:

ANTILANDING OBSTACLES ... Belgian Gate

The Canadian Soldiers.com website describes a Belgian Gate:

The Germans also made extensive use of Cointet-element, referred to generally in English histories as "Belgian Gates", or as C-element. This referred to a heavy steel fence of about 3 metres wide by 2 metres high, typically mounted on rollers, and used as an anti-tank obstacle.


Media Credits

Image described above from the United States Army in World War II Series, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army Center of Military History. 

 

Online, courtesy HyperWar Foundation and iBiblio - The Public's Library and Digital Archive at University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill).

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