In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- There is certainly no doubt that within many former Roman towns and fortresses in England, there still remained many impressive, if ruinous, standing defences and buildings in the ninth century.
- Surely someone in the town surrounding the fortress would come and find her.
- Most contemporary commanders used their troops in a slow, expensive, attritional warfare based on sieges of selected fortified cities or fortresses.
- The town was in fact a village within a fortress, though not the strongest of them all.
- Positional warfare - that is, the construction, defence, and attack of fortresses and fortified lines - played a major role in seventeenth and eighteenth-century warfare.
- They have inherited the military fortresses that are described as police stations.
- His main objective was to take the towns and fortresses of northern France and make them permanent English garrisons, exploiting the surrounding countryside to make the war pay its own way.
- The Roman army built legionary fortresses, forts, camps, and roads, and assisted with the construction of buildings in towns.
- The water fortress is the earliest man-made ancient military port in the country.
- It was really surprising to know that Camp Abubakar was a military fortress and not an ordinary Muslim community.
- City walls, towers, churches, and fortresses strongly connect Estonians to the past.
- Within the bustling capital is Old Havana, a walled city of 143 hectares with three military fortresses.
- This substantial strong fortress, strategically situated on a spur of Bredon Hill, overlooks the river Avon.
- World War I saw the evolution of a new fortification setup combining field strongholds with fortresses.
- In 1665, Nikofor Chernigovsky converted the town into a fortress.
- The USSR's main Black Sea naval base was one of the world's strongest fortresses.
- The argument against it being Roman in origin is that there are no Roman fortresses or other military structures along its route.
- In fact, almost every castle, fortress, town or village had some sort of arena.
- It was a separate fortress surrounded by strong walls.
- They secured various towns and fortresses in the Orontes valley.
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