Redoubt Audaan

Description – The redoubt of Audaan (Audaen) is located¬† built to secure the interval between Fort Brasschaat and Fort Schoten. It is a standard redoubt of the hoofdweerstandstelling built near ‘s Gravenwezel. It did not see any action during the Great War and was left intact by the retreating garisson.

Construction & Armament РThis concrete redoubt was constructed between 1909 and 1912. It is considered to be standard redoubt featuring artillery and secured the interval between two adjacent forts. The redoubt featured a wet moat .  One cupola was built in front of the redoubt: it had one 75mm gun installed. It was part of the hoofdweerstandstelling.

Armament – Hoofdweerstandstelling Redoubt

  • 4x 120mm fortress gun
  • 5x 75mm fortress gun

Current condition – The redoubt of Audaan was propably intact when the Great War ended. It is not know weither interbellum upgrades were applied but is still private property thus and off limits to visitors. The redoubt was transformed in to a living home. The concrete facade has been restored. During the interbellum it did not receive a connection to the anti-tank ditch located more to the northeast.

Sources – Own elaboration; Gils, R.