War and peaceTheme
Military installations of the past
The strategic importance of Denmark and its islands has left its mark on the country in the form of military buildings and defensive installations from across historical periods. The country’s military history is influenced by its strategic location between the Baltic and North Seas. The earliest written records from the Viking and Middle Ages tell of the importance of the sea, and its benefits in the form of control and monitoring of maritime traffic, as well as its drawbacks in the form of vulnerability to attack.
The Navy and the country’s geopolitical importance were closely interlinked from the Viking Age up to the Cold War. Since the start of the 21st century, the nation’s military organisation has changed character entirely. The Navy has been strongly reduced after having been the most important branch of the military for nearly 1500 years.
The greatest wars
Throughout its history, Denmark has been a warring nation. The…