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Ouvrage Meroux - Belfort, France June 2019



freshwateriow

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#1
This small fort was built just before WW1, it is made of concrete and has a dry moat which is defended by two counterscarps built into the face of the moat. It had two MG turrets and a 75mm gun turret. Not normally open so we thought we were in luck when we saw a car and we found the door open. No such luck we were told that it was closed to the public except for heritage days (for info 21 & 22 Sept 2019). We took a walk around the moat and scaled the bank to the top of the fort but it was all locked up.

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Rear of the fort
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Single Counterscarp covering the dry moat, has a water filled ditch and a rickety bridge and all locked up
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On top ,of the fort, Machine gun block and turret (missing) on right.
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Soldiers entrance to the ramparts and shelter with steps going down, all locked up
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Another Soldiers entrance to the ramparts and shelter with steps going down, all locked up
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Soldiers entrance to the ramparts and shelter with 75mm gun turret (missing), all locked up
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Double Counterscarp in the moat, all locked up. part of an archery range that was in use, so did not venture further.
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freshwateriow

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28DL Full Member
#3
There are loads of others in Belfort, I am planning to try Fort Roppe and Fort Monceau. We also visited Fort Bessoncourt which was open, I have put some photos on here. I did some small Maginot Line bunkers yesterday I will put the photos up.