Entry Title: "Military expropriation"
Name: Lotte Andersen , Denmark
Category and Expertise: Buildings|Photo Essay and Feature Story|Political|Deeper Perspective, Non-Professional
Entry Description: -
Story: Oksboel firing range and exercise is a 6,500-acre military training area in Southwest Jutland related to Oksbøllejren. From north to south the terrain is around 14 km, while the width varies from 1 ½ to 6 miles. The area is used primarily by Danish forces but also by the forces of other countries as part of NATO cooperation.
In 1967-69, was additional 2,183 ha acquired by expropriation, including 60 farms, 116 homes, 147 cottage grounds, 42 permanent residences and 47 subareas. The expropriation was one of Denmark's greatest and gave rise to some press coverage. The affected 306 owners and 29 users and amounted to 45 million. £ Part of the expropriated buildings are still standing as "ghost houses". The windows are boarded up and the buildings maintained only rudimentarily. In addition, lists a number of dummy houses in wood for use in exercises