Monday, December 5, 2016

EUROPA 1982 Historic Events – Netherlands - Cities in Holland with fortifications and defensive walls 16.9.1982

(50 ct) Defensive works of Enkhuizen. Enkhuizen is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia.
A defensive wall (or a "Rampart") is a fortification used to protect a city or settlement from potential aggressors. In ancient to modern times, they were used to enclose settlements.

(70 ct) Defensive works of  Coevorden which is a municipality and a city in the northeastern Netherlands. During the municipal reorganisation in the province in 1998, Coevorden merged with Dalen, Sleen, Oosterhesselen and Zweeloo.
A star fort, bastion fort or trace italienne, is a fortification in a style that evolved during the age of gunpowder when the cannon came to dominate the battlefield. It was first seen in the mid-15th century in Italy.

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