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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Visit to Fort Nelson

Following on from my last post, here is a map showing Portsmouth and the location of the ring of forts built in the 1860's.

Fort Nelson is on the Northern edge on the line that reads

Fort Wallington - Fort Nelson - Fort Southwick - Fort Widley - Fort Purbrook - Farlington Redoubt.

The forts are named after the nearest village, except for Fort Nelson, that is named after the nearby Nelson monument.

The map is copied from"Fortress - A History of Military Defence" by Ian V. Hogg, published 1975, the year I bought the book.

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