Olaf Ryes Skanse

A safe retreat


" Directly across the isthmus connecting Helgenæs with the mainland is a fieldstone dike. South of the dike, Olaf Ryes Skanse was built in 1848 to provide a Danish military force with a flank position and stronghold if the Germans advanced north in Jutland. Still …

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General Rye strikes back

" In the spring of 1849, the First Schleswig War had been raging for a year. After a ceasefire …

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