ATLANTIC WALL BELGIUM -
During the Second World War the
Belgian North Sea coast - about 67 km long and almost fully
straight-lined was initially defended by both the 15th army
(AOK 15) and the 88th army corps (LXXXVIII AK), under the
command of von Rundstedt, Oberbefehlshaber West,
also in command of the 7th army. The 15th army covered a large
territory from Le Havre to the Westerschelde in the Netherlands.
From 1942 on, the defense of the eastern part, from Blankenberge
to the Westerschelde, was commended to a separate 89th army
corps (AK LXXXIX), still under the command of the 15th army
and von Rundstedt.