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City walls in Thailand


City walls in the United Kingdom


Fortifications of Havana


Koblenz Fortress

Koblenz Fortress was part of a Prussian fortress system near the city of Koblenz in Germany which consisted of the city fortifications of Koblenz and Ehrenbreitstein and exterior supporting constructions such as entrenchments and forts. Koblenz f ...


Naggar Castle

Naggar Castle is a medieval castle, located in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India. Built by Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu in around 1460 A.D, it was taken over to Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation, to run as a heritage hotel, since 1978.


Baluardo a San Giorgio

43°45′46.95″N 11°15′23.48″E The Baluardo a San Giorgio English: bastion of San Giorgio is a trapezoidal shaped enclosure that is part of a line of historic fortifications of the city of Florence. Located along the walls of Florence, near the Port ...


Lambert Redoubt

The Lambert Redoubt is part of a seventeenth-century fort in the Municipal Park, Luxembourg City. The fort was destroyed by demolition in between 1868 and 1874, and the redoubt wasnt discovered until the city was excavating for the Monterey under ...


Gates in North Korea


Kremlin (fortification)

A kremlin is a major fortified central complex found in historic Russian cities. This word is often used to refer to the most famous, the Moscow Kremlin, or metonymically to the government that is based there. The word is of Russian and Slavic or ...


Linea P

The Linea P, officially the Pyrenees Defense Organisation, was a fortified line of defense built in the Pyrenees between 1944 and 1948 to prevent an invasion of the Spanish territory. After the end of the Spanish Civil War, the government of Gene ...


Fortifications in British Overseas Territories


Roman auxiliary forts


Roman citadels


Roman fortified camps


Roman fortified roads


Roman legionary fortresses


Roman milecastles


Roman signal towers


Roman vallum


Roman vexillation forts


Ditch (fortification)

A ditch in military engineering is an obstacle, designed to slow down or break up an attacking force, while a trench is intended to provide cover to the defenders. In military fortifications the side of a ditch farthest from the enemy and closest ...


Wire obstacle

In the military science of fortification, wire obstacles are defensive obstacles made from barbed wire, barbed tape or concertina wire. They are designed to disrupt, delay and generally slow down an attacking enemy. During the time that the attac ...


Anti-tank obstacles



Detinets is an ancient city-fort or central fortified part of a city, similar to the meaning of "kremlin ". The term was used in the Kievan Rus, in Chernihiv, Novgorod the Great, Kiev and others. Detinets was first used 1044 in Novgorod First Chr ...


Gdov Kremlin

In 1706, Gdov was visited by Tsar Peter the Great. He ordered the walls strengthened by covering them with earth. Currently, the stone towers are also covered by earth, and have been ever since the construction of the towns park took place in the ...


Pskov Krom

The Pskov Krom is an ancient citadel in Pskov, Russia. In the central part of the city, the Krom is located at the junction of the Velikaya River and smaller Pskova river. The citadel is of medieval origin, with the surrounding walls constructed ...


Ryazan kremlin

Ryazan Kremlin, the oldest part of the city of Ryazan, is a historical and architectural museum. It is one of the oldest museums in Russia. Located on the top of a steep hill, it is surrounded by rivers and a dry moat. This monument of architectu ...


Smolensk Kremlin

Smolensk Kremlin is a kremlin enclosing the center of the city of Smolensk in western Russia. The partially preserved fortress wall was built between 1595 and 1602, during the reign of Tsars Fyodor I Ioannovich and Boris Godunov. The length of th ...


Tobolsk Kremlin

Tobolsk was founded in 1587. Moscow encouraged the construction of stone buildings there. In 1683-1686, masons sent from Moscow and Veliky Ustyug built the stone St. Sophia-Assumption Cathedral. Around the beginning of the 18th century the stone ...


Tula Kremlin

Tula Kremlin is a fortress in Tula, Russia. Monument of the 16th century. There are 2 Cathedrals inside the Kremlin: Epiphany Cathedral 1855-1863 Assumption Cathedral 1762-1766


Camp Down, Portsdown Hill

Camp Down is a location at Portsdown Hill, Hampshire, which was used as an Admiralty semaphore station and later as a redoubt on the line of Palmerston Forts, Portsmouth. The Admiralty Telegraph Station was built at Camp Down in 1821 and it opera ...


Grange Redoubt

Grange Redoubt, also known as one of the two Twydall Redoubts, was constructed in 1885. It was not included in the original list of defensive structures proposed by the Royal Commission on the Defence of the United Kingdom in 1860, but was concei ...


Railroad Redoubt

The Railroad Redoubt was one of several redoubts, or small defensive earthworks, that were constructed during the American Civil War to protect the city of Vicksburg, Mississippi, from Union attack. It was so named because it was constructed alon ...


Schwaben redoubt


Southern Terminal Redoubt

Southern Terminal Redoubt is a historic archaeological site located at Newport News, Virginia. It is a uniquely intact component that represents the southern end of General John B. Magruders defensive Warwick Line. It is a relatively small defens ...


Woodlands Redoubt

Woodlands Redoubt, also known as one of the two Twydall Redoubts, was constructed in 1888. It was not included in the original list of defensive structures proposed by the Royal Commission on the Defence of the United Kingdom in 1860, but was con ...


National redoubts


Minehunters by country


Minelayers by country


Minesweepers by country


Mine warfare vessels of Belgium


Mine warfare vessels of the Soviet Union


Mine warfare vessels of the United Kingdom


Mine warfare vessels of the United States


A-class minehunter

The A class is a class of minehunter vessels in the Turkish Navy. In 1999, the German shipyards Lurssen and Abeking & Rasmussen were contracted to build six Frankenthal -class ships for the Turkish Navy, a purchase worth US0 million. While the fi ...


A-class minesweeper

The A class were four minesweepers of the Royal Netherlands Navy. They were the first purpose-built minesweepers of the Dutch Navy, as earlier minesweepers were converted tugboats.


Agile-class minesweeper

The Agile -class minesweepers are a class of US-built ocean-going minesweepers. 58 ships were built for the United States Navy, 35 ships were built for the allied NATO navies of Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Portugal. 13 shi ...


Alexandrit-class minesweeper

The Alexandrit class, Russian designation Project 12700 Aleksandrit, is the newest class of Russian minesweepers designed by Almaz and being built by the Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard for the Russian Navy. The first ship was laid down on 22 September 20 ...


Alkmaar class minehunter


Anticosti-class minesweeper

The Anticosti -class minesweepers were a class of minesweepers that served with the Canadian Forces from 1989–2000. The class consisted of two former oil rig supply vessels, Jean Tide and Joyce Tide. They were acquired by Maritime Command and com ...

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