Bavnehøj on Fanø

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Bavnehøj near Nordby and Bavnebjerg near Sønderho are Fanø's proof of a comprehensive mediaeval warning system. It was used in wartime Denmark as late as in 1848-1850. Beacons were lit on the hills when the enemy was approaching. Later lookouts used barrels of …

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Fight or be hanged

During the wars with Britain, the Fanø islanders were ordered to head for the meeting points with …