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|Cliffe Fort is a Royal Commission fort built in the 1860s on the edge of the Cliffe marshes to protect against invasion via the Thames. It is opposite Coalhouse Fort in Essex. They are 2km apart. Construction was difficult due to the marshy ground and the malaria carrying mosquitos. It was armed with 12.5” and 11” RML’s, weighing around 35 tons. Protection of these guns was provided by granite ...||09/25/2007||630|
|RAF Kings Cliffe is a former World War II airfield in England. The field is located 12 miles W of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. Originally the airfield was grass-surfaced but hard-surfaced runways and a perimeter track were laid down early in 1943. |
Kings Cliffe was assigned USAAF designation Station 367. It was the most northerly and furthest west of all Eighth Air Force fight...
|This is perhaps the site of a devastating meteor impact in the Middle East.|
The catastrophic effect from which could explain the mystery of why so many early cultures went into sudden decline around 2300 BC.
Today's crater lies on what would have been shallow sea 4,000 years ago, and any impact would have caused devastating fires and flooding.
The near circular, ~3.4 km-d...
|The VW factory in Brussels, one of the main factory of the company in Europe, where firsts vehicules of new models are assembled (before being assembled in other countries on a larger scale)||01/29/2006||499|
|The Fujimiya Factory maintains about 100,000 m2 of greenery in the neighboring area of the factory, where employee apartment buildings and dormitories are located. Some of these spots are open to the public and used as athletic fields, tennis courts, golf ranges and other recreational facilities by the local community. ||03/22/2008||363|
|Opened in 1879 the Cadbury chocolate factory in Bournville was one of the first to provided its workers with housing, education and training, pension schemes and medical facilities. As well as the factory the site now houses the "Cadbury World" exhibition.||01/20/2006||481|
|Guérande is a city of c. 10,000 inhabitants, located on the Guérande peninsula, 80 km west of Nantes and 6 km north of La Baule, the most important sea resort in the area.|
The city is still surrounded by walls built in the XIV-XVth centuries. On 12 April 1365 was signed in Guérande the treaty which ended the Breton Succession War. In 1488, duchess Ann of Brittany signed in Guéran...
|29/30 May 1942|
77 aircraft - 31 Wellingtons, 20 Halifaxes, 14 Lancasters, 9 Stirlings, 3 Hampdens - to the Gnome & Rhone factory, 4 Wellingtons and 1 Halifax lost.
Later photographic cover showed little or no damage to the factory, A local report says that 38 houses were destroyed and 49 damaged, with 34 French people being killed and 167 injured.
|Biggest MAN factory in Germany producing lorries (trucks) and busses.||04/26/2006||540|
|Turkey's one of the biggest home appliaces manufacturer's HQ and factory.||07/17/2006||353|
|39 Lancasters and 4 Mosquitos of No 5 Group to a small ball-bearing factory at Annecy on the France-Switzerland border. Weather en route was very bad and only 2 Mosquito marker aircraft reached the target, but the factory was accurately bombed. No aircraft lost.|
|factory parking lot, lots of new yugos :)||03/10/2007||658|