Belgie, Eben Emael, 16-05-2010 As a way of commemorating the defeat of the Eben-Emael fortress, a group of Belgium re-enactors performs the invasion of the fortress on its ruins, which are currently covered by rapeseed. Fort Eben-Emael, gelegen in het Belgische Eben-Emael, even ten zuiden van Maastricht, is een voormalig Belgisch militair verdedigingsfort dat deel uitmaakt van de buitenste oostelijk gelegen fortengordel rond Luik, gebouwd tussen de Eerste en de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Dit uniek gelegen en superieur bewapend sperfort werd in die tijd beschouwd als het sterkste fort ter wereld en gold als onneembaar. De slag om het Fort wordt nagespeeld door internationale reenactment groepen. Belgische soldaten verdedigen het fort tegen Fallschirmjager. Eben-Emael was a Belgian fortress between Liège and Maastricht, near the Albert Canal, defending the Belgian-German border. International Reenactment groups replay the capture of the fortress. German Fallschirmjager (paratroopers) land with a wooden glider plane on top of the fortress and fight against the Belgium Soldiers. PHOTO AND COPYRIGHT ROGER CREMERS

Eben Emael – 2010

As a way of commemorating the defeat of the Eben-Emael fortress, a group of Belgium re-enactors performs the invasion of the fortress on its ruins, which are currently covered by rapeseed.

The image was taken at the reenactment event in Eben-Emael, Belgium 2010.

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