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Forts that served man in "War and Peace" can be found all around the world.
-The aim of this category is to find and log the many Forts that remain intact or have been restored.
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Old 'Forts' can be found in the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe and even on many Islands.
There are 'Forts' that were erected for defensive purposes, or as in Africa for the trading of slaves for which the term 'Slave Castles' has also been used as they also had luxurious apartments within them.
The Portuguese were the most prolific builders of Forts' but the French, Dutch, Danes and English were all in the Fort-owning business.
UNESCO has classified fifteen of these 'Forts' and 'Castles' as 'World Heritage Sites'

Your 'Waymark' must only be of 'Standing' or 'Restored' Forts, not parts of an old fort.--> NO RUINS! <--
Multiple photographs can be posted with the accompanying upload function, but larger "HTML" postings would be appreciated.
Usual size to fit the page is 600 X 450 pixels.

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    If linking to off-site pages it is your responsibility to make sure that they will be valid links in the future. It is best to add all pertinent information to your page in case the information 'U.R.L. gets changed or removed.

  • Instructions for Posting a Historic Forts Waymark:
  • These must be actual visits and photographs by you to the 'Fort' you are waymarking, but may include borrowed photos and excerpts from other sources to further enhance your page.
  • An actual photograph of the "Fort" and remaining buildings and a sign with the name of the "Historic Fort" must be posted on the 'Waymark' page as well as the 'History' of the 'Fort' you are submitting.
  • If the Fort is open to the public a minimum of 1 inside photograph must also be added to the gallery or Waymark page. Be as explicit as you can to make your 'Waymark' interesting or even outstanding.
  • Heading to be posted to look like this--> "NAME OF THE FORT" - City or location.<--
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  • Please post a photo if you visited this "Waymark" and describe your impressions of your visit or anything that might be of use to future visitors or viewers that hasn't been included in this 'Waymark'.
    A "Visited" only will be deleted A.S.A.P.
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    • The year the "Fort" was constructed or started.
    • Name of "Country" or "Nation" that constructed this "Fort"
    • Was this "Fort" involved in any armed conflicts?
    • What was the primary purpose of this "Historic Fort"?
    • Current condition
    • This site is administered by ----
    • If admission is charged -
    • Open to the public?
    • Official or advertised web-page
    • Link to web-site that best describes this "Historic Fort"
    • Link if this "Fort" is registered on your Countries/ State "Registry of Historical Sites or Buildi
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    Image for Fort de la Motte-Giron - Dijon - Franceview gallery

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    Historic FortsFort de la Motte-Giron - Dijon - France

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    [FR] Un des huit Forts devant servir à la défense de la ville de la Dijon. [EN] One of the eight forts to be used for the defense of the city of Dijon.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PaulLassiter

    location: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

    date approved: 10/12/2018

    last visited: 9/16/2019

    Image for Citadelle de Besançon, Doubs, Franceview gallery

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    Historic FortsCitadelle de Besançon, Doubs, France

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    la Citadelle de Besançon est considérée comme l'une des plus belles de France / the Citadel of Besançon is considered one of the most beautiful fortress in France

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gatinaise

    location: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

    date approved: 2/24/2017

    last visited: 6/23/2018

    Image for Fort de Chatel-sur-Moselle-Lorraine,Franceview gallery

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    Historic FortsFort de Chatel-sur-Moselle-Lorraine,France

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    L’un des plus impressionnantes forteresses de France. One of the most impressive fortresses in France.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gemeloj

    location: Grand-Est, France

    date approved: 11/17/2014

    last visited: 3/7/2015

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