National monuments Canal and Earthen Wall eligibility?

pepijn77777-PGOpepijn77777-PGO Posts: 21 ✭✭✭
edited September 7 in Criteria Clarifications

Some info:

"Het Defensiekanaal" (The Defence Canal), is a canal that runs through my hometown that was dug right before the second world war to defend against tanks in case of a german invasion. When this invasion did happen, there was heavy fighting around this canal and the rest of my hometown for a few days. Next to the canal is also an earthen wall build with earth from excavating the canal, this wall was also used in the defences. https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defensiekanaal

The canal and the earthen wall were part of a defensive line that is called the Peel-Raamstelling. Both have been granted status as national monuments by the Dutch government.

Canal: https://rijksmonumenten.nl/monument/509267/peel-raamstelling-anti-tankgracht/mill/

Wall: https://rijksmonumenten.nl/monument/509269/peel-raamstelling-wal/mill/

I have multiple questions about a potential nomination:

-Are these eligible without signs? At least in my hometown, there are no signs that I can find about this canal or wall specific. There are a lot of other signs about various war relics along the canal that mention them, but none about the canal or wall themselves. There is 1 sign with just the name of the canal on a bridge but the bridge itself is already a wayspot.

-If eligible, where would I drop the location? The canal is about 40 kilometers long, the wall is missing in some places but runs the same distance. At one of the 2 ends of the canal? Every town it passes through? At a bridge?

-If eligible, what happens if someone else along the 40 kilometers decides to nominate it in another location, duplicate problem?

Comments

  • MargariteDVille-INGMargariteDVille-ING Posts: 1,515 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's an interesting situation - thanks for sharing it.

    Being 40k long, it's more similar to a trail (than, say, a statue). And the guidance for a trail is that wayspots have to be on a marker of some kind. If I visited your town, I'd be interested in the wall and canal. But I don't think you can pick a spot to pin a wayspot without something unique to pin it upon. Maybe a sign will go up someday. Or maybe you'll think of something else unique along there.

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