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|The word originates from the French word "caponnire" - which strictly means capon-cote or house. |
The fire coming from the feature (e.g. muskets, machine-guns, case-shot etc.) sweeps along the bottom of the attendant ditch and so prevents the enemy from establishing itself there. The term is found in current use as late as I7th century.
In some types of ...
|Anti tank ditch SE IMMENDORF 1944 in Germany||10/24/2006||813|
|The Bull Ring is a Class II henge that was built in the late Neolithic period near Dove Holes in Derbyshire, England, and is National Monument number 23282. There are also two barrows about 20m away from the henge; one oval, one bowl.
The henge consists of a large, circular earthwork, which is currently about 1m high and 9-11m wide; however it was originally 2m high and 5.5-7m wide. Th...
|Before the beginning of the WWII French GHQ noticed (belatedly) that in case of a breakthrough of the front line on our northern border, there was no more |
means to defend Paris, as far as the old forts of 1874 being obsolete and no secondary line was completed.
To counter in the urgency in this, it was decided to build a belt of bunker (mainly for antitank purpose) in abo...
|The site which a Boeing 737 aquaplaned on landing and ended up in a ditch.||12/06/2006||712|
|East of Julianadorp, near the hamlet of Blauwe Keet, there are four bunkers and a small remainder of the anti-tank ditch. The bunkers are: a 134 (Munitionsunterstand I), a 621 (Gruppenunterstand), a 680 (Schartenstand für 7.5 cm PAK 40 ohne Nebenräume) and a 502 (Doppelgruppenunterstand).||09/27/2006||467|
|This is the ranch where a giant pot bust happened September 12th, 2002. Estimated 3000 -5500 plants seized, planted in rows visible to the right of pool. Lower left corner is grape vineyard. Pot garden visible from neighboring public parkland (see trail), as was the DEA bust(who used chainsaws for the premature harvest)|
"In the past six weeks, as the harvest approached, neighbors s...
|12 July 1944 |
By the 12th of the month several of the crews had completed their fifty sorties. Upward of 100 combat crew members had been sent back to the United States on a rotation basis. Other crews were at rest camps. The number of crews available, consequently, was limited. For this mission it was decided to fly a formation of four flights instead of the customary six flight...
|Castle an Dinas is an Iron Age hillfort near St. Columb Major in Cornwall, UK and is considered one of the most important hillforts in the southwest of Britain. It dates from around the second to third century BCE and consists of three ditch and rampart concentric rings, 850 feet above sea level. During the early 1960s it was excavated by a team led by Dr. Bernard Wailes of the University of Pe...||12/12/2009||202|
|Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) west of Amesbury and 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones and sits at the centre of the densest complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in...||07/30/2005||4,120|
|Overhead aerial of the gun battery at Mont Fleury, behind 'King Red' Beach GOLD Area, after air bombardment, showing four medium casemates under construction. Note also the anti-tank ditch, (left), and minefields, (centre top). The battery consisted of four 12.2 cm Polish guns (one in a completed casemate) manned by elements of the German 1260th GHQ Coastal Artillery Battalion, and was captured...||08/17/2008||908|
|The place name is a reference to Helsbury Castle, an Iron Age hillfort comprising a single bank and external ditch enclosing an area about 140 metres in diameter. In places the inner face of the bank is visible and this shows that the rampart was built of dry stone walling. An annexe provides an additional enclosed area on the north-east – this may have been to provide defensive outworks to the...||12/12/2009||172|