Danish version 

The Author  
Map and Overview
Fortification overview

Defence of Copenhagen
The Persons behind
The  Mobilisation 1914
Attack against Denmark

The Northern Defence Line
The Forts
The Batteries
The Flooding
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
The Caponiere
The Batteries
The Storing Facilities

The Tune Position
Modern Warfare
The Aerial War
The Position
The Mosede Fort
The Foxholes
The Galleries
The Trenches     
The Artillery
The Air Defence    
The Camps and Barracks
Other Facilities
After WW I
The Present Remains



The Fortifications of Copenhagen

Other facilities at the Tune Position

Flanking positions on the beach.
They had a little different task than the flanking positions at the trenches. They were supposed to cover the barbed wire closures on the beach below Mosede Fort and its batteries


       Flanking position at the beach.

 Machine gun Positions

 In recognition of the good observation options from the aeroplanes, the idea of fixed posts in the form of caves and galleries was given up.
 Instead machine gun nests were designed in the terrain, where they cast space only for shelter for the crew. When an attack began, the crew
 could  run out
to their small hidden posts in the terrain. None of these small positions were build before peace broke out. It shows, however, that
 the development of the weapons and tactics went faster than constructing the positions.

 Redoubts (= skanse) and other works, probably only earth embankments blocked with barbed wire:

    Risø skanse
  Kildemose skanse
  Vindinge dobbeltskanse
  Karlslundeværk (Hill 32)
  Kridthusværket (med Kridthus Vest galleri)

 Emergency rooms
 960 emergency rooms were plann, which number later were reduced to 640. in 1919 only 160 were actually built. In the beginning the Emergency
rooms were originally given numbers, but later given names.

 Emergency room 39 and 40 becomes Firhøje West Room and Firhøje East Room.

 Coverage Positions:

  Veddelev Mølle Dækningsgrav
  Højskole Dækningsgrav
  Rolighed Dækningsgrav (not the Rolighed Emergency room)
  Roskildevej Dækningsgrav

 Some other coastal forts and batteries were constructed at the island of Zeeland, but in a distance of 50 to 75 kilometres of

 The Lynæs Fort to the North at Hundested  and
 the Masnedø Fort to the south at Vordingborg