Sicherungsstellung Nord
 - The WW1 German Northern Front in the Southern Jutland, Denmark. 1916-1920.
Forts and Defence Lines in Scandinavia

 The Author of this Site

 The Background
 The Landscape 
 Building the Position
 The Infantry and Trenches
 The Light Batteries
 The Heavy Batteries
 The Camps
 POW´s and other Prisoners
 Other Facilities
 Other Batteries
 The Remainings
 To the Start




 Short descibtion of the defence line

WW1, Sicherungsstellung Nord, German stronghold in Denmark. Map in Danish  

 The defence line was placed from Hoptrup at the Lillebält to the island of Römö. On the 50 kilometres
 over 900 rooms, batteries and bunkers were constructed.
 The defence was prepared in drills during 10 years and everything had only one purpose. To stop an
English attack launched from Esbjerg at the west coast, promised by the English king to the French
 foreign minister in 1904. 
 The defence line was directed north, and could be seen as a defence of Kiel, Kaiser Wilhelm Kanal and
 finally the road to Berlin.
 The line is well prepared and is following all the military doctrines of the time.

 Practically all the artillery is hidden behind the hills in the area, the infantry is on the front sides of the
 hills and the enemy is forced to move forward in the areas where the defence is strongest. 


 The Line is placed on the narrowest place in Southern Jutland. There are a lot of moors and lakes in
 the area, making the advance difficult.
 The lakes were prepared to make a major flooding in the area.

  WW1, Sicherungsstellung Nord, German stronghold in Denmark. The Southern part of Jutland