Fortification at Laukesas Lake of the 77th Reserve Infantry Division of the Imperial German Army

It was one of the strongest support points of the German Kaiser’s Army, where the units of the 77th Infantry Reserve Division were located. This division was headquartered at the former Laukesas Manor on Lakesas Lake. The Germans had dug an underground cave from the rectory of the village of Smeline to their forward positions. Balks from the destroyed Church of the Discovery of the Holy Cross in Smeline were used for the construction of the cave and bunkers. GPS: 55.744317, 26.304773

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