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The Landschot Heath played a role during the Second World War. At Welschap, the German occupiers then trained bombers who had to practice on the Landschot Heath in the bombing of ships. A false port was constructed for this purpose and there were also built sham boats. These consisted of earthen ridges of 50 m long and 7 m wide, with a kind of wooden cabin. A number of these earthen 'boats' are still there. Also the bunker, from where observations were made, can still be found. Often concrete bombs were used that indicated by a smoke pattern where they fell down.

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