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Cold War fortification unearthed again as a heritage site

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OLST — Following the World War Two occupation by German troops, Dutch governments have been more diligent in their preparation to ward off another invasion. At the height of the Cold War, Dutch authorities built the IJssel line which ran from Kampen to Nijmegen. The defense line was eventually mothballed and covered over. Just recently, Dutch troops were ordered to excavate the hidden fortification near Olst and restore the complex as a heritage site. The public can expect to learn more about Cold War defense strategies soon as the site will be open for tourists.