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The Dannewerk, Kur-Graben, and East Rampart...from a plan by Lieutenant-Colonel W. Dreyer... 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Dannewerk, Kur-Graben, and East Rampart...from a plan by Lieutenant-Colonel W. Dreyer... 1864. Creator: Unknown


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The Dannewerk, Kur-Graben, and East Rampart...from a plan by Lieutenant-Colonel W. Dreyer... 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Dannewerk, Kur-Graben, and East Rampart - from a plan by Lieutenant-Colonel W. Dreyer, taken in 1860, 1864. By reference to the accompanying Map it will be observed that the East Rampart is so arranged as to drive any approaching troops onwards towards the great lake formed by the River Schley, which is here so broad and so well protected by forts that it would be idle for any army to attempt crossing the water at that point: while, at the narrower part by the Mysund there exists, on the opposite shore, the great Margrethen Wall, as it is termed, and at which the entire population of Denmark is said in the olden time to have laboured for three long years. Immediately below the bay on which the city of Schleswig is built the two great Selker lakes will be seen to extend, and on the other side of these there is the great Half-Circle Fortification...ready to rain bullets upon any troops that may be rash enough to land there'. From "Illustrated London News", 1864

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This print captures the impressive defensive structures of The Dannewerk, Kur-Graben, and East Rampart as depicted in a plan by Lieutenant-Colonel W. Dreyer in 1860. The intricate design of the East Rampart is strategically positioned to funnel approaching troops towards the formidable River Schley, effectively preventing any attempted crossings with its well-protected forts. The image also showcases the imposing Margrethen Wall on the opposite shore of the Mysund, a testament to Denmark's historical dedication to fortification. Below the city of Schleswig lies the expansive Selker lakes, flanked by the menacing Half-Circle Fortification ready to unleash a barrage of bullets on any daring invaders. As described in an article from "Illustrated London News" in 1864, this photograph provides a glimpse into a time when military strategy and defense were paramount concerns for nations at war. The meticulous planning and construction of these fortifications serve as a reminder of the ingenuity and determination of past civilizations in safeguarding their territories. Overall, this print offers a fascinating insight into history and architecture, showcasing both the beauty and functionality of these ancient defensive structures that have stood the test of time.

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