Skitse over batteriet, 1941

German fortress in Denmark


The German Wehrmacht started building the large defence works at Hanstholm in North Jutland in November 1940. Besides four large cannons, the installation came to comprise additional cannon batteries. It converted the small fishing hamlet of Hanstholm into a veritable …

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600 Germans and a battery of cannons

The main armaments at the Hanstholm fortifications consisted of the four 38-centimetre cannons…

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