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The Hackenberg fortification is part of the Maginot Line, located in the commune of Veckring in the Moselle département.
It is a large artillery structure, comprising a total of nineteen surface blocks linked by kilometers of underground galleries. Built between 1929 and 1935, it was spared the fighting of June 1940, before being reused by the Germans and used during the fighting against American troops in November 1944. Repaired at the start of the Cold War, it is now a museum.
In 1943, during the Occupation, the Germans set up a factory in the underground facilities, where Soviet prisoners and deportees were working. They caused two explosions and some damage to the M1 ammunition store and the men's entrance. The four generators were dismantled, probably to equip the submarine bases on the Atlantic Wall.
In 1944, German troops partially occupied the structure, particularly block 8, which covers the Moselle with its three 75 mm casemate guns. On November 15, 1944, the Americans of the 90th ID were repulsed by fire from the block (the guns were served by elements of the 19. Volksgrenadier); the block was neutralized on the 16th by a 155 mm self-propelled gun that pierced the façade, before the structure was occupied on November 19.
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Hackenberg dam
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Hackenberg dam
Crédit photo Fab5669.
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Hackenberg dam
Crédit photo Fab5669.
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Hackenberg dam

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