Fortifications
Jan25

Martello Towers

The year is 1794, and Britain is at war with France. Corsican patriots have pleaded for British aid in freeing Corsica from the occupying French Revolutionary forces.

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www.martello-towers.co.uk
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Jan22

Fort Manoel, Malta

Inside Marsamxett harbour lies a small leaf-shaped island once known as the Isoletto.  Its strategic value emerged with the construction of Valletta on Mount Sciberras, when the threat it posed to the western flanks of the new city began to feature prominently in the engineers’ reports. 

 

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Dr. Stephen C. Spiteri (C) 2010
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Jan21

City Walls of Dubrovnik

The town fortifications, ramparts and towers outside the walls were built, reinforced and reconstructed in the period from the 12th to the second half of the 17th century.

 

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Geographica
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Jan21

Siri Fort

Siri Fort, in the city of New Delhi, was built during the rule of Ala-ud-Din Khalji of the Delhi Sultanate to defend the city from the onslaught of the Mongols.

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Wikipedia
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Jan21

Kilkenny Castle

The site is located on the south-eastern edge of Kilkenny city on the southern bank of the Nore River.

 

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Heritage Council Ireland
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