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|The Blaye Citadel was built by Vauban at the end of the 17th century.
Additional Information from ATTILA:
Blaye is located on the right bank of the Gironde estuary (here over 2 km. wide), 35 km. north of Bordeaux.
In ancient times Blaye (Blavia) was a port of the Santones. Tradition states that the hero Roland was buried in its basilica, which was on the site of the citadel...
|There are nine old fortresses in the enforced postion of Namur. They have been built between 1888 and 1892 for the first worldwar.||12/12/2005||446|
|a lot of forts, fortresses and other fortifications from all eras all around the world.|
|Old feudal chief town, Blanquefort was, around 1270, then again in 1455-1466, a key point for the defense of Bordeaux. From these two times, it preserves remarkably interesting fortifications: turn-residence surfortifiée by Édouard 1st, small citadel adapted to the gun by Antoine de Chabannes. At the turn of XVIe century it was outranked and replaced by the Blaye Fortress|
|One of the most important Prussian fortresses, the Zitadelle was constructed in the 16th century as part of a bigger city fortification.||09/09/2005||355|
|Is one of the biggest 19th century fortresses in Poland. It is located near the town of Modlin on the Bugonarew river, some 50 kilometres north of Warsaw.|
In 1806-1812 a fortress was constructed here by the orders of Napoleon Bonaparte. It was later expanded by Russians in the 19th century and renamed to Novogeorgiyevsk. That was one of the western Russian fortresses. Intended as...
|Kaunas fortress was one of four strongest fortresses build in Russian Empire.||03/11/2006||570|
|The reinforced position of the city of Liege (Belgium) was a part of an extensive network of fortresses as a protection against an invasion by an enemy. It forms an arc that reaches from Comblain-au-Pont to Visé. |
The defence lines around Liege stretched over a length of 60 kilometres and comprised strong ‘modern’ blockhouses (Tancremont, Battice and Aubin-Neufchâteau) and smalle...
|The list of the monuments is based on Ryborsch Verlag maps. It includes churches, monasteries, fortresses, moschees and their remnants. This is the most complete list you can find anywhere. Ry-6a7 = Ryborsch map part 6a of 7. ||03/03/2008||1,143|
|This is an upgrade to replace previous "America" folder with same name in the "worldwide forts and fortresses" file as complete file is too big to be uploaded in one shot.|
This part is for all americas (N, S and central) forts as well as Canada.
|This is an upgrade to replace previous "Europe" folder with same name in the "worldwide forts and fortresses" file as complete file is too big to be uploaded in one shot.|
This part is for all european forts, mainly from France, Luxembourg and Poland
|The Norman castle in Caerphilly is the largest castle in Wales and said to be one of the largest fortresses in Europe. Built mainly between 1268 and 1271, it is a concentric castle, surrounded by large artificial lakes||12/05/2005||796|