From Germany to Denmark:
Spandet, 1864 to 1920
Spandet remained part of Germany until after that country's defeat in the First World War. In 1920, the Treaty of Versailles asked the residents of South Jutland to vote on which country they wanted to be part of. They voted for Denmark.
Map of Denmark and surrounding territories following the southward adjustment of the border with Germany, early 1920s.
(Map by Andrée Héroux)
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Top: German soldiers in Spandet, First World War. Bottom: Centre of the village of Spandet, ca 1920. The building on the left is the village's train station, built by the Germans.