Charlotte Amalie was the second largest city in the danish kingdom in 1850.
It was the capital in the danish West Indian Islands on St. Thomas.
There are many buildings from the danish colony time from 1672 untill 1917 when St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix were sold to the USA for 25 mio US Dollar after a public voting.
Special for Charlotte Amalie is that they still use ...
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...
Tour de France 2005 route map
Stage 18 - Thursday, July 21: Albi - Mende, 189 km
After the Pyrenees stages, the Tour goes over even another mountains - Massif Central in the middle of France. And this stage is for long escaper... in 1995, Laurent Jalabert won Stage12, after a long escape and climb over Côte de la Croix Neuve, finished in Mende - it was a memorable Bastill...
A plan from 1918 of the famous and brutal WW1 retraining ground known as the 'Bullring' at Etaples.
Etaples was the scene of much Allied activity during WW1 due to its safety from attack by enemy land forces and the existence of railway connections to both the northern and southern battlefields.
The town was home to 16 hospitals and a convalescent depot, in addition to a number of...
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