Bloody compatriots and bombarding is part of daily life in Sønderborg. Many of the formidable battles of the war in 1864 is happening on the towns door steps, the battlefield is laying upon Dybbøl Banke and in the middle of it all stands Dybbøl Mill. Overlooking the sound Als Sund, the citizens of Sønderborg can see Dybbøl Mill and this gives them the strength to endure the terror of the war.
Upon Dybbøl Banke, the Danish entrancements is situated between the battlefield and the sound, shielding the city – however, the German cannons is grooved.
Standing at Dybbøl Mill today overlooking green meadows and vigorous cornfields, only the remains of the entrancements reviles the bloody past. Luckily, for us a very special technic is discovered in the 19th century making it possible to retain time – photography!