Evjemoen

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Evjemoen was a Norwegian military camp in use from 1912 to 2002. The camp lies south of Evje in Evje og Hornnes municipality in the county of Aust-Agder. From 1953 to 1995 Evjemoen was used as a training area for Infanteriets øvingsavdeling II (IØ2). It was retired in December 2002.

History[edit]

Evjemoen was established in 1912 for the Rogaland Infanteriregiment (IR8) during the First World War. During the Second World War, the Germans occupied and enlarged the camp.

Environment[edit]

Evjemoen lies in Setesdal about 60 km north of Kristiansand, on the flat plain at the east side of Otra river.

Timeline[edit]

  • 1912–1918: Evjemoen established. It was tied to the Setesdalsbanen for rail service.
  • 1921–1939: Evjemoen was used as a training and drill center.
  • 1940–1945: The Germans occupied and expanded the camp using Russian prisoners of war. The Russians were quartered in the original Norwegian camp.
  • 2002: camp closed.

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Coordinates: 58°33′48″N 7°46′54″E / 58.56333°N 7.78167°E / 58.56333; 7.78167