Getting schooled in a return to JT's Campaign Series
A fortress called “Hoornwerk”was built to protect the lock in the Grebbe river. In 1939 with the treat of war on the doorstep, the Dutch hastily tried to improve and modernise the old line. Pillboxes and bunkers were added and a motor powered pumping station near the Rhine was being build to complete inundations. When war broke out on 10 May 1940, this station was not yet finished. Already on the second day of the war the German 207th ID reached the town of Wageningen directly in front of the Grebbeline. They found the town completely empty as the civilian population already had been evacuated by the Dutch. Commander Tiedemann of the 207th ID decided that after artillery preparation SS Rgt “Der Führer” that was attached to the division, was to attack the Dutch outposts and after these had been defeated to take the Grebberg.
The images and full report are on the website. The images are pretty big