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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 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    
      
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The Fortifications of Copenhagen
The Ammunition Stores of the Western Enceinte

 

In peacetime powder and grenades were stored in large ammunition stores, primarily at the island of Amager. Only at the prospect of war, the ammunition was brought out to the stronghold. However, some small ammunition stores were placed at the stronghold in 1886.
 

   
 
                               The Forticications of Copenhagen. Ammunition Store from 1886            
                                    Ammunition store from 1886
The Forticications of Copenhagen. Ammunition Store1886
 
The Forticications of Copenhagen. Ammunition Store 1886
 

 To avoid long distance transport of heavy and explosive ammunition, it was important that the ammunition was  stored in the
 immediate vicinity of the guns.
 

  The Forticications of Copenhagen. Ammunition Store 15 cm. battery

 
The Forticications of Copenhagen. Ammunition Store, 12 cm. battery
    Ammunition store in connection with a
                         12 cm. battery

          
 Københavns Befæstning, niche til håndammunition, Vestvolden
           
 
           The ammunition elevator
 


 
            The Forticications of Copenhagen. Ammunition Store, the elevator.

 
  The Forticications of Copenhagen. Ammunition Store
 
   Drawings of a  
        storage
The Forticications of Copenhagen. Ammunition Store 1886
 

             For some of the reinforcement batteries there were also ammunition
            
   stores. These were of a somewhat more simple character.

      The Forticications of Copenhagen. Ammunition Store
 The ammunition store at the  Engstrup Battery

The Ammunition Stores from 1904

In 1902, an explosion occurs in an ammunition store at Amager.
Because of this,  V.H.O. Madsen, Minister of War,  starts construction of some gunpowder magazines in the Western Enceinte. Here the ammunition could be stored under safer conditions than in the bigger stores and, where appropriate, easily transported in addition to these.
The "Madsen" gunpowder magazines are finished in 1904.
This leads to a political crisis when some from the political opposition realizes that these stores could also be used for shelter by the soldiers in war conditions.
                

            The Ammunition Store 1904       The Forticications of Copenhagen. Ammunition Store.
 
 
  The Forticications of Copenhagen. Ammunition Store 1904.

 
The Forticications of Copenhagen. Ammunition Store 1904
 
The Forticications of Copenhagen. Ammunition Store 1904