The Second World War
The outbreak of the Second World War as a result of the German attack on Poland lead to the total mobilsation of The Netherlands. Because of this mobilisation measurements had to be made in great haste to house several hunderd thousands of military men and other personnel. To make this possible a number of hutment camps were hurridly built in The Netherlands. Despite the large number of barracks in Amersfoort like the Willem III kazerne, the Prins Bernhardkazerne and the site of the complex with the Willem-, Lodewijk-, Adolf- en Hendrikkazerne, it was not possible to house all the soldiers in Amersfoort. Next to Barakkenkamp Appelweg and Barakkenkamp Amsvorde on Laan 1914 also hutments were built in Bokkeduinen, in Kamp Waterloo and on the Zonnebloemstraat in Amersfoort.