The South Amager Stronghold

The South Amager stronghold was initiated in 1915, the island of  Amager.
This was to replace the Tömmerup stronghold as the main battle line.
The Christianshavn Ramparts was now completely eliminated from the military plan.

The South Amager stronghold was divided into two artillery sections, and each of which divided into two districts.

As camouflage the majority was built  into the old sea dike between the beach and the agricultural area on the stretch from north of the forrest Kongelunden to south of the town Dragör.

The South Amager stronghold at the Copenhagen Fortifications

Trenches at the island of Amager

The stronghold was built in soil and timber and consisted of a 6 meter wide barbed wire barriers, barbed wire fences, batteries and infantry fortifications in the front line.  Further more there was remote batteries, command stations and reserve stands pulled somewhat back.

Field artillery

The batteries were mainly armed with field artillery in field positions. Some of the batteries in the front line were equipped with naval guns or modern coastal guns mounted on concrete emplacements.
Each battery had a cover room for 16 men and some kitchen facilities. Some batteries also had rooms for Pentamotors for operating the floodlights.
In addition, there was a telephone connection to the section command station.

To prevent landing and bombardement

The task of the position was partly to prevent landing on the southwestern part of the island and partly to prevent a hostile landing and the establishment of artillery batteries for shelling the city.

The infantry was housed in bunkers, each consisting of covered seating for 64 men, a kitchen and sanitary room, as well as a telephone for the section command station.
At the end of the flanks was a pillbox for 2 recoilless rifles as well as accommodation for 4 men. The task for these was flanking fire of the barbed wire barriers. There was also was a 40 cm. acetylene floodlight and illumination cannons with associated rockets.

On each side of a bulwark was placed a trench with covered seating for 64 men. Each fortification with its two trenches formed a fortification section. The trenches had names or numbers.

To accommodate the crew, 5 camps were established.

The position was, like the Tömmerup stronghold  divided into a close and a distant combat line. divided into both a melee line and a distant line. The melee line consisted of 9 batteries.
This position was surrounded by large field fortification works with a 6-meter-wide barbed wire belt in front.

The position was abolished together with the Tömmerup stronghold in 1919.