Bourtange – Netherlands Bourtange is a star fort and village in the Westerwolde region of the Dutch province of Groningen. It is a part of the municipality of Vlagtwedde, and lies about 32 km northeast of Emmen. The fortifications were initially built dur
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Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine, Baltimore, Maryland, US -- during the Battle of Baltimore, September the valiant defense of the fort inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner.
In this Overview, we see Bourtange, Netherlands. This Dutch "star fort" was constructed in 1593 in this manner so that an attack on any of its five walls could be aggressively counteracted from the two adjacent star points.
Fort Independence is a granite star fort that provided harbor defenses for Boston, Massachusetts. Located on Castle Island, Fort Independence is the oldest continuously fortified site of English origin in the United States.
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