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