Fortress of Charlemont
|Fortress of Charlemont|
Fort de Charlemont
The Fortress of Charlemont and the village of Givet.
The Fortress of Charlemont (French: Fort de Charlemont) is a French stronghold located near the Belgian border on the Meuse. It is a citadel, surrounded by a network of outworks, including the connecting forts (Givet and the Mont d'Hours). It dominates the town of Givet and when in use as a working fortress controlled the valley of the Meuse.
Destruction within the fort after the First World War.
Staircase, the only access point from the glacis to the fort.
- Reduction of the French fortresses in 1815 — this fortress was the last to surrender to the Coalition.
- Meuse Citadels — a group of forts situated along the Meuse river in southern Belgium.
- Montclos, Jean-Marie Pérouse de (2009) , Architecture. Méthode et vocabulaire (in French), Paris: du patrimoine (publishing heritage), ISBN 2-85822-593-1
- Siborne, William (1895), The Waterloo Campaign, 1815 (4th ed.), Westminster: A. Constable
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