Kytlické Mlýny, Děčín dist., Ústí nad Labem Region

Defence bunkers on the Czechoslovak border

(1930s)

Well preserved infantry cabin (bunker) model 37 with partly removed frontal bank.

Well preserved infantry cabin (bunker) model 37 with partly removed frontal bank.

Photo Z. Kačerová, 2014.

Section of the Czechoslovak border defence bunkers and auxiliary field fortifications from the 1930s. Several light model-37 infantry forts known as ‘řopíky’, supplemented with additional military objects and temporary structures are situated near the ‘Křížový buk’ site. The area is a typical example of the ‘Beneš Line’ fortifications built from 1937 to guard Czechoslovakia from an invasion by Hitler's forces.

References: Stehlík 2001; Beneš J. a kol. 2004, 35–37.

Navigation points: N 50°49'55.94", E14°29'28.57".

Map notes: A – ‘Křížový buk’; 1 – model 37 light fortification; 2 – machine gun nest; 3 – forward trenches; 4 – mortar firing post; 5 – anti-tank trench. Map symbols are available in the Downloads section.

Selected fulltext articles and reports for further reading. Complete bibliographical records are available in the Downloads section as the List of publications.