[Task and Position] [Order of Battle]
Task and Position
The fortification of Sargans was the newest of the three corner stones of the alpine fortification system in Switzerland. Its construction began in the late 30s and in May 1940 the first works had been readied only for a few weeks or months.
The task of the forteress of Sargans was to block the entry into the Grisons (Graubünden) from the North and therefore to protect the Eastern approaches to the St. Gotthard fortifications.
Order of Battle
The fortress consisted of forces which equalled almost a full division.
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The fortresses were activated in the following sequence
|Status||75mm Guns||105mm Guns|
|Schollberg I||ready May 1940||3|
|Ansstein||ready May 1940||4|
|Tschingel||ready May 1940|
|Sep 1939||Mai 1940||Juli 1940||Sep 1940||Nov 1940|
|Men||ca 17'000||ca 17'000||ca 17'000||ca 17'000||ca 17'000|
|105mm sch mot Kan||0||0||2||5||7|
[Last Update 30.08.2010]