Northern Fortress - Coastal Artillery

The gun

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Gun #2 and bunker of #1 emplacement are on the photo. This is only gun preserved at Vara battery. Guns #2&3 were scarped in 1962 after battery was decommissioned.
The battery was constructed for covering entrance to the baltic sea in connection with the sister battery in Hanstholm, Denmark. There were no actual battles with Allied navy and, as I know, even air raids to the battery. It was surrendered in May, 1945. Now there is an excellent artillery museum, were we'll start for...

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