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Fortification overview

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 Tune Position
  
  The Caves

The Flanking Caves:

There were built a total of 29 individual caves, 3 single caves with observation platforms and 7 double caves. Each cave was equipped with a 40 cm. carbon floodlight  and two recoil guns.

 
                  
            The Skel Cavethe only intact doublecave.
 
      
 The Vendals Cave, North of Karlsstrup. Single Cave.

 
The purpose of the caves was to provide flanking fire on the barbed wire closures, so hostile infantry was shot at from the side while they forced the barbed wire entanglements.
Completely in the spirit of experiences and the huge huge losses this tactic had caused at the trenches on the battlefields of Europe.

The double caves were equipped with 4 recoil guns and 2 floodlights. They were angled, and had two flanking tasks.
The Caves were gradually replaced by so-called galleries, presumably because the large hole for the floodlight was too great a risk for caves.

The caves consisted of 12-15 cm reinforced concrete in the walls and 20-25 cm in the ceiling. Rocks were placed under 0.5-1 m earth for early detonation.

Flanking Caves.
29 pcs. single caves with 1 upper operational room with 2 recoil guns and a floodlight.  
    
                                1 room beneath, with exit to at little trench.

3 pcs. single caves with an observation stand.
The Grusgrav South Cave
The
Højgaard West Cave
The
Snoldelevvej Cave 

Where he fields of barbed wire are angled, double caves were built.
There were 7 double caves with one operational upper room with 4 recoil guns and 2 flodlights.
The 7 double caves are situated in the Karlslunde (5) and Tune(2) area.

 The 7 caves in the Roskilde area was numbered F1 – F7 (i parantes) but later got local names.
 

 

The caves, from the north to the south:

The Veddelev Mølle Cave  (F7)
The Himmelev Cave (F6)
The Provstekilde Cave (F5)
The Lidt-Godt-Huse Cave (F4)
The LIllevang Cave (F3)
The Vindinge Dampmølle Cave (F2)
The Vindinge West Cave (F1)
The Vindinge Double Cave
The Mindstrup South Cave
The Herredsfoged North Dobbelt Cave
The Grusgrav North Cave
The Grusgrav South Cave
The Højgård West Cave
The Snoldelevvej Cave
The Baldershøj West Cave
The Baldershøj East Cave
The Penstrupdal West Cave
The Penstrupdal South Cave
The Højlund North Cave
The Højlund East Cave
The Sorte Cave I
The Højmarks Cave
The Skel Cave (double)
Hastrup Cave
The Vendals Cave
The Karlslunde Cave
The Justitsråd Cave (Named after justitsråd Henrik Damkier; dead 1908)
The Bæk Cave
The Himmelbjerg East Cave
The Himmelbjerg South Cave
The Klinte Cave
The Strand Cave (ekstraforstærket med 40 cm væg mod havet)
The Kilde Cave
The Corporals Cave