Sunday, August 30, 2009

The West Wall, part II

All along the fortification ran a road behind the lines, at strategic places ammunition bunkers and barracks were placed and in front of the lines the area was kept free so there were clear lines of fire out to 1.000 m. To man these fortifications along with the other forts and batteries around Copenhagen a total of 40.000 men were needed.

The West Wall was never tested in combat as the Danish government managed to keep Denmark neutral during WWI and the fortifications were abandoned in 1920. Tomorrow I'll show you the low tech way of keeping the greenery at bay on the ravelins.