Fortifications
Jan27

The Fortress of Fenestrelle

In 1693, on the advice of General Nicolas Catinat, Louis XIV of France (the "SunKing") ordered that a fortress be built where the upper Chisone valley narrows, just below the village of Fenestrelle.

 

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Jan27

Fort Souville

After their major attacks on 21 February, 10 April and 25 May 1916, the Germans occupied the elevated côte du Poivre and the côte des Chambrettes

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Chemins de memoire
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Jan26

The Roman Castrum of Narmuthis

The Mission of the University of Pisa has effected in the period October-November 2006 the usual annual activity in the Fayum.

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Pisa University
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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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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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