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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Feste Wagner



These two photos are from a Facebook page this morning "ADFM, Feste Wagner, Groupe Fortifié L'Aisne". The photos were posted because the ADFM has finally got the turrets working again. BRAVO.

ADFM - Association pour le Decouverte de la Fortification Messine.

This fort is located a few miles south of Metz near the village of Verny, it forms part of the outer ring of Fortress Metz. It was part of the Western Border of Lorraine, so of Imperial Germany; it was built during the 1890's and 1900's. The artillery is 100mm cannons.

Alsace Lorraine reverted to France in 1919. The fort became part of the rear areas of the Maginot Line, the Metz area was garrisoned by the 165e Regiment d'Artillerie de Position.

2 comments:

  1. Very cool. I'm guessing those guns were intended for indirect fire under the direction of a forward observer?

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    1. Hi - I think you are right, but I will check.

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