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Great emka 2009-04-22 11:00

hello Gunnar, interesting high bridge. I like this photo but the one in WS even more. I make a lot of photos from the moving car or bus as often it is not possible to stop. I try to make photos from the train but often there are trees nearby and it is not possible.
I suppose I stayed not far from this place on a camping. I do not remember exact place. There was a small island there with swinging bridge. On this island was a memorial stone with an inscription: Tordenskjold slaget i Dynekilen 8 Juli 1716. Have you an idea where it was?



Old 04-22-2009, 06:50 PM
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The naval Battle of Dynekilen took place on 8 July 1716 during the Great Northern War, when a light Dano-Norwegian force under Tordenskjold trapped and defeated a similar Swedish force in Dynekilen fjord (just north of Strmstad), on the west coast of Sweden. 80 percent of the sailors and 90 percent of the soldiers in Tordenskjolds force were Norwegian. The Swedes had been escorting troops from Gteborg (Gothenburg) to Fredrikstad.

The Dano-Norwegian flotilla defeated the Swedes, who had arranged their ships and boats defensively, and destroyed a small island fort equipped with six 12-pounder guns. The largest Swedish ship, Stenbock, was surrendered, after which the lighter vessels were run aground and abandoned. A Swedish land force then arrived, forcing Tordenskjold to quickly leave, taking with him some of the captured Swedish ships. The rest were destroyed. The Dano-Norwegian force suffered 76 casualties.
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Hi, many thanks! I haven't seen any traces of this fort on the island, only the stone.

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