Articles on Hanstholm, 1940-1945

During the German occupation of Denmark, 1940-1945, Hanstholm became the strongest fortified area in Denmark. The museum bunker with it's great 38 cm gun was one of the most important parts of these fortifications.

In the articles bellow, you can read about the 38 cm battery, it's guns and the effect the fortificiations had one the lives of the civil population of Hanstholm.

The 38 cm battery

38 cm gun

The mine barrage in the Skagerrak

The evacuation of Hanstholm, 1942/43

Naval mine technology