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Kaunas Castle

Kaunas Castle

Kaunas Castle is considered the oldest castle in Lithuania. About a third of the castle survives today.

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Kaunas Castle is located in Kaunas, Lithuania. Archeological evidence suggests that it was originally built during the mid-14th century, in the Gothic style. Its site is strategic – a rise on the banks of the Nemunas River near its confluence with...
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Ninth Fort northwest of Kaunas

Ninth Fort northwest of Kaunas

The Kovno Ghetto and Ninth Fort in Kaunas rank in infamy with such better-known killing complexes as Bergen-Belsen and Dachau. The Nazis reduced the Jewish population of Kaunas from 37000 to 2500 in the course of three years.
Built at the end of the 19th century, the fort was the ninth in a series of forts constructed by the Russians to defend the western border of their empire. During W...
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Fortress Eben-Emael

Fortress Eben-Emael

Fortress Eben-Emael, a beautiful name for an impregnable fortress.<br> Unfortunately, less then 50 German paratroopers managed to silence the fortress in less then 15 minutes.
In 1988, the fortress was re-opened and it became able to visit the fortress. Nowadays, a lot of work is done by the volunteers of the fortress, to give you the most realistic impression of what happened ove...
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Fortress - Gerhard

Fortress - Gerhard

Fortress "Gerhard" is built between 1856 and 1863 as component of the Swinoujscie fortress. From 1921 till 1945, the fortress was in use by the Kriegsmarine.

The fortress today:
Fortress "Gerhard" is nowadays a museum. It has an exhibit about the garrison life during the Interbellum and World War II.
Address:ul. Ku Morzu, Swinoujscie
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Fenestrelle fortress

Fenestrelle fortress

ancient mountain fortress near Turin. This building are composed of three fortress connected by a stair of 4000 steps
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Fortress - Aniola

Fortress - Aniola

Fortress "Aniola" (Angel) is built between 1854 and 1858 as component of the Swinoujscie fortress. During the Interbellum, the fortress was modernized with gas tight armoured doors and windows. There was also a radar installation placed on top of the tower for observation.

During the Second World War, "Aniola" was connected with other fortresses and defence wo...
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Alamut Fortress

Alamut Fortress

Alamut (Persian: دژ الموت‎) was once a mountain fortress in the arid hills by the Elburz mountains, south of the Caspian Sea, close to Gazor Khan, near Qazvin, about 100 km from present-day Tehran in Iran. Only ruins remain of this fortress today.
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Aerial View of Fort Eben Emael before the German Assault in May 1940

Aerial View of Fort Eben Emael before the German Assault in May 1940

Eben-Emael was a Belgian fortress between Liège and Maastricht, near the Albert Canal, defending the Belgian-German border. Constructed in 1931–1935, it was reputed to be impregnable and at the time, the largest in the world. But on 10 May 1940, 78 paratroopers of the German 7th Flieger (later 1st Fallschirmjäger Division) landed on the fortress with gliders (type DFS 230), armed with special ...
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Battery - Henningsen

Battery - Henningsen

The coast battery "Henningsen" (established in Fortress "Zachodni") was in service between 1940 and 1945 and consisted of four 150mm canons.
In 1941, a concrete fire-control tower was constructed on the west wing of the fortress.
In May 1945, the garrison was evacuated.

The fortress today:
The defence work is nowadays a museum with exhibit...
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Fort Vredeburg, Yogyakarta

Fort Vredeburg, Yogyakarta

Fort Vredeburg is a fortress built by the Dutch in Yogyakarta during the colonial ages. It is located in front of Gedung Agung, one of 7 presidential palaces in Indonesia and the Sultan Palace called Kraton. It was bulit in 1765 to protect Dutch governor. It is surrounded by a trench that is still visible.

This square-shaped fortress has 4 watch towers at its 4 corners. In the p...
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The Fortress of Knin

The Fortress of Knin

Knin Fortress (Croatian: Kninska tvrđava, Tvrđava Knin) is a one of the biggest and one of the most significant fortresses located above Knin, a historical town in the Šibenik-Knin county in the Dalmatian hinterland, Croatia.

It is situated on the main transport corridor leading from Dalmatia to continental Croatia and Bosnia. The Knin Fortress lies on top of the steep ...
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Oreshek Fortress of Shlisselburg

Oreshek Fortress of Shlisselburg

This old fortress, located on a island, was defended between 1941 and 1943 by a garrison of 500 soldiers and officers of the Red Army. Because of their heroic efforts, the supply of the besieged city of Leningrad continued untill her relief in 1944.

http://www.ww2museums.com/article/9595/Oreshek-Fortress.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shlisselburg

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