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The profile of the southern defence line

The profile was counsidered to the last detail..

   
Tværsnit af Vestvolden
   Tværsnit af Vestvolden. (det mærkes tydeligt "fæstnings-sproget" dengang var fransk)
  1. Rail for the artillery-train
  2. The road along the defence-line
  
  6. Artillery-position
  7. Parapet
  9. Top of the moat
10. The escarpe
11. Berme,
12. The Mould
13. The contrescarpen,
14. "The covered road"
16. Stand for infantry
17. The Glacis.

The water-level in the channel was controlled by a number og dams (Batardeau's)
 

 
Batardeau
 
 
The construction of two of the dams 1890
 
 

Voldafsnittet i Avedøre 1937. Billedet ses fra nord mod syd med den krydsende
Køgevej øverst. Voldens forløb og afsnit mellem kaponierene ses tydeligt

Section af the defenceline i Avedøre, seen from north to south 1937.
Tre trace of the line is distinct, with the channels covered by bunkers at the end of each.