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The Development Of The Air Defence Of Copenhagen

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Military history and experience was considered highly relevant both by politicians and the professional military in Europe at the beginning of the last century. The natural place to be developed into a fortress was Copenhagen. The artillery defence should be supplemented with a low-level air defence of fourteen light double machine-gun positions on buildings in the city. While the army was making the final calculations to prepare for the deployment of a basic air defence structure, the navy was able to demonstrate its first 'anti-balloon' cannon to the king on 9th December 1915, when the monarch visited the coastal artillery ship Peter Skram. Any further development depended on the acquisition of additional suitable equipment. The combination of air defence weapons covering the Tune Position would create an additional forward defence to the southeast.

Keywords: army development; Copenhagen air defence



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