Fort York, Anholt Lighthouse - Part 2

The Battle of Anholt (25-27 March 1811) occurred during the Gunboat War, a war between the United Kingdom and Denmark-Norway.

Early in the Gunboat War the Danes had closed their lighthouse at the easternmost point of the island of Anholt, but on 18th of May 1809 the British captured the island and it strategic lighthouse. In 1811 the Danes attempted recapture Anholt, the Danish army had a larger fighting force than the British, but a lack of planning and supply failures led to a devastating defeat and many Danish casualties. The battle proved a decisive British victory with the result that the British occupation of Anholt continued until the peace treaty in 1814. (Wikipedia)

Two hundred years later, in March 2011, Danish and British naval authorities attended the inauguration on the island of a new memorial to those who lost their lives in the battle.

IN MEMORIAM of the Danish casualties from the battle of Fort York in 1811.

Image 1: (Nikon D700, Nikkor AFS 300mm 2,8 VR ED, iso 200, tripod)

Image 2,3,4,6: (Nikon D700, Carl Zeiss ZF.2 50mm 2,0 T* Makro-Planar, iso 200, tripod)

Image 5: (Nikon D700, Nikkor PC-E 85mm 2,8 micro, iso 200, tripod)

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