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    Had a fine cruise today from Le Greve / La Tremblade to the Ile d‘Aix and retour.
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    Unfortunately the fortifications weren‘t in the conditions of the Napoleonic area.

    They were reconstructed at the end of the 19th and the early 20th century.

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    The fort was surrounded by a water trench, like the city behind.
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    They have a Napoleon 1ere museum there.
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    Sorry for the „pictures on the side“ can‘t change this at the moment.

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    Some more pictures...
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    Very nice - looks like a nice tour and visit. Thanks for posting.

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    Name:  1B58D582-BCEB-46F7-B090-3A7273216661.jpg
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Size:  100.3 KBFor the non-Europeans and non-French: The Ile d‘Aix is near the French Atlantic City of La Rochelle.

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    There was a recognizable naval battle there in 1809.

    Rob created a nice thread about this remarkable battle.

    A Royal Navy victory...

    Napoleon was not amused...

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    Great pics Sven and your comments were a great help with the Fort. I suspected that the ramparts were more like the 1747 map. My model is a best guess taken from the map and the evidence left today. Sort of a conglomerate of the two. I hope it gives you a feeling of the place when you see it.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Great photographs! Thank you for sharing them. It looks like a very interesting place to visit.

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    It certainly was for Captain Cochrane Dave.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Great pics Sven...

    I hope it gives you a feeling of the place when you see it.
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    Your‘s is definitely better then the original.

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    Very kind of you to say so Sven.
    For today's progress see the thread "What's on your workbench for September".

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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