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Przemysl 1914 Forts belt

Przemysl 1914 Forts belt

A bunch of forts around Przemysl in Galicia province at the border between Russian and Hungary-Austrian Empires according to 1914 fortifications map (some of them are now totally erased)
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Maubeuge 1914 Forts belt

Maubeuge 1914 Forts belt

Maubeuge is straight in the North invasion way-in but at the very beginning of WWI, the forts belt was too weak to resist german heavy artillery storm, so did the town felt. Some of these forts were partially modernized before WWII but, again, this was done too little. Facing the panzers rush the town felt after an heroic fight for the second time in 25 years.
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Toul 1914 Forts belt

Toul 1914 Forts belt

As other main Lorraine places during WWI, Toul had rather finished modernization when war started. Most of these forts as still standing even if in bad state.
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Reims 1914 Forts belt

Reims 1914 Forts belt

A key of the Champagne region defense in WWI
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Verdun 1914 Forts belt

Verdun 1914 Forts belt

The second "heavy" fortified pole in Lorraine partially modernized just before WWI. Some of these forts are now definitely anchored in memories (Vaux, Douaumont..) due to their heroic resistance accomplishing Verdun strong formula "On ne passe pas !" ("You won't get through")
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Dijon 1896 Forts belt

Dijon 1896 Forts belt

a bunch of forts arround Dijon, remaining of 1894/1896 Forts belt, most of them haven't been modernized and several are in a bad state.
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Lyon (France) Forts belt

Lyon (France) Forts belt

A bunch of forts all around (and inside)Lyon in France, remaining from 1887 forts belt
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Montbeliard Forts Belt

Montbeliard Forts Belt

Second line place in WWI
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EPINAL 1912 Forts belt

EPINAL 1912 Forts belt

Epinal forts line was mainly built between 1870 and 1895. Some of these places were partially modernized just between 1895 and 1912 or even just before WWI.
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Bombing of Metz 25.04.1944

Bombing of Metz 25.04.1944

Bombing of Metz, Germany - Mission #141 of the 303rd BG, 25 April 1944

Photo taken from: B-17G #42-32027 Betty Jane 427BS — Altitude: 20,400 feet, Pilot: 2Lt Phil W. O'Hare

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Bombing of Metz 12.08.1944

Bombing of Metz 12.08.1944

Bombing of Metz, France - Mission #226 of the 303rd BG, 12 August 1944

Photo taken from: B-17G #42-97781 The '8' Ball MK III 359BS — Altitude: 20,200 feet, Time: 10:46:30, Pilot: 1Lt Lewis M. Walker

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No rating yet09/14/20081,014Google Earth Logo
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Poznan 1896 Forts

Poznan 1896 Forts

Primary fort belt remaining from 1896 fortifications
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