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Historic      
     
Defence of Copenhagen
      
The Persons behind
      
The  Mobilisation 1914
     
German Attack ??

     
The Northern Defence Line
      
The Forts
     
The Batteries
      The Flooding
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      The Positions


The Naval and Coastal Forts
      
The 1. Defence Line
      
The 2. Defence Line
      
The 3. Defence Line


The Western Defence Line
     
The Principles
    
The Profile
     T
he Caponiere
    
The Batteries
    
The Storing Facilities
 

The Tune Position
       A New Kind of War
       The Air War

      
The Position
      
The Mosede Fort
      
The Foxholes
      
The Galleries
      
The Trenches     
      
The Artillery
      
The Air Defence    
      
The Camps and Barracks
      
Other Facilities
      
Map
      
After WW I
      
The Present Remains
 
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The Fortifications of Copenhagen
The Caponieres of the Western Enceinte

The revolutionary aspect of "the Danish Sommerfeldt Front" was that the severe fire of the enemy would only occur when he began to cross the channel and thus was weakest and most vulnerable. The channel was in the middle 3.5 meters deep.
Throughout the 14 kilometres of the Enceinte caponierer there was situated every 600 meters in the water-edge on the eastern side of the Enceinte. Each Caponieres cocering the back of the next by flanking fire.
There were both single and double caponieres.
Some blind spots were covered by small caponieres build into the rampage. These were first build in 1914 in order to cover a blind angle around the outside of the big caponieres .

                                                        Flanking the fire

There were both single caponieren shooting in only one direction  and double caponieres that would shoot in both directions. The double caponiere mirrored the single.
The single caponiere was equipped with a rapid-firing 75 mm.kanon, 2 pcs. of 8 mm.  mittrailleuses and 2 pcs. of  8 mm. machineguns. The Double caponiere had dual armament and twice the number of personnel.

In a test firing from a caponiere in 1902, 95% of the 600 targets set, were hit within 3 minutes.

         Drawing of a single caponiere of 67 m2:

              1: Toilet and
              2: room for the search light (6 m2)
              3: Gunnery room (26 m2)
              4: Ammunitionstorage (4 m2)
              5: Room for the crew 16 men (19 m2)
              6: Generator room (6 m2)

         

 

 
 
Double  kaponiere

Double  kaponier

Double  kaponiere
 
Tunnel through the rampart towards
 a double caponiere
 

The channel seen fra the caponbiere.
The shooting angle

Single caponiere
 
Dam (Batardeau) at the caponiere
 

The gunnery room

Room for the crew
 
Position af the search light
 

The passage from the rampage to the
caponiere

Small flanking caponiere