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Report - FORT HAUTES PERCHES, BELFORT, FRANCE. JULY 2019


freshwateriow

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This fort was built in 1874 at the same time as the Fort Basses Perches after the Franco-Prussian war to defend the Belfort Gap. The fort is still owned by the French Military and used for training. This fort does not have the later Counterscarp Galleries as in Fort Basses Perches but has the older design using Caponniers to defend the moat.

Entrance to the fort from the parade.
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Entrance tunnel to the barracks
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The barracks and storage buildings
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Barrack room with linking passage at the rear
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Start of linking passage with washing sinks
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Linking passage behind barrack rooms
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from linking passage up to covered passage
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From linking passage back down to courtyard
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End of the linking passage to courtyard
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Steps up to gun platforms and cross shelters
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Cross shelter at top of the steps
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Entrance to the Double Caponnier from the covered passage
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Double Caponnier with the firing positions backfilled
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Double Capponnier
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Double Caponnier firing position backfilled
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Old smoke grenade
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Artillery position on top of the fort
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Artillery Cross Shelter
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Entrance to the water cistern
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Isolation tunnel around the powder magazine
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Inside the powder magazine with the lighting niches
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Covered Passage to the Single Caponnier
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Inside the Single Caponnier - firing positions into moat backfilled
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Along the covered way
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Front of one of the Powder Magazines, with isolation tunnel entrances
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Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
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Beautiful photos, not seen many double Capponniers . Love the old wash rooms too. Barracks & courtyards are always amazing to see. Great work :D
 

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