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Castles in Africa - 17th-century kings of Ethiopia created fortifications at Gondar inspired by Portuguese design. Photographs by Janice Dennie accompany text from Harry R. Atkins, 'Ethiopia: The Land of Enchantment'.
Chester: A Virtual Stroll Around the Walls - Steve Howe of the Black and White Picture Place provides a guide around the Roman and medieval city wall. Map, modern and archival images with description and history, including quotations from primary sources.
Crownhill Fort - History, plan and visitor information for this Victorian fortress outside Plymouth, UK, from the official site. Restored and owned by the Landmark Trust.
Fort Duquesne, Pennsylvania - Table Top Studios present their computer model of the fort c.1755 on the site of present-day Pittsburgh and explain how it was constructed from original plans.
Fort McHenry, Baltimore, United States - Built 1794-1803 on a five-pointed star plan. Description and photographs from National Park Service Baltimore Travel Itinerary.
Fortifications of Malta - Illustrated history of the fortifications of Valetta and nearby Fort Manoel. Geo-Cities pop-ups.
Fortress UK - John Bray traces the history of British fortifications from Tudor times until World War II, lists them by area with links, and lists related societies.
Fortress of Louisbourg - The Louisbourg Institute provides history, images, bibliography and visitor information for the fortified town in Canada, whose fortifications were rebuilt in the 1960s to their state in 1744. Searchable site.
Louisbourg - Attractive, well-organised site from Industry Canada giving an interactive plan, history, archaeology and images of the reconstructed 18th-century fortified town.
Medieval Europe Photo Gallery - Take a photographic trip through the medieval castles, fortresses and other historic buildings of Europe.
Medieval Fortifications - Expandable thumbnail images of Aigues-Mortes, Carcassonne and Pierrefonds in France from Jeffrey Howe's Digital Archive of Architecture.
Pillboxes - Tim Carter describes and illustrates the types of pillbox used in Second World War defences. Images of 20th-century military architecture in the UK and Europe. Bibliography.
St. George's, Bermuda - Photographs and brief histories of Gates Fort (1609), Fort St Catherine (1614 and 19th-century) and other buildings from Bermuda.Com.
Stephen Wyley's Fortification Pages - Provides introductions with bibliographies to military architecture, siege warfare, castles and Anglo-Saxon burhs. Images and information on sites including Constantinople, Masada, Shiro and Ankara.
The Fortress of Neuf-Brisach, France - Illustrated description from an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, of the fortress town constructed 1698-1720, designed by S├ębastien Le Prestre de Vauban.
The Pillbox Study Group - Introduces the most common World War 2 anti-invasion structures in the UK. Invasion history, photographs, interesting sites.
The Roman Wall of Lugo - The City Council of Lugo describes the remarkably complete and well-preserved Roman town wall recently declared a World Heritage Site. Includes history, illustrations and bibliography.
The Ruins of Great Zimbabwe - The Iron Age site that gave its name to modern Zimbabwe is the remains of a stone-walled town built around 1200 AD. Dennis Ramsey provides photographs and description.
Walled Towns Friendship Circle - Includes most of the towns and cities in Europe with surviving town walls. Photographs, information.
World War 2 Pillboxes - Photos and pictures of what remains today of World War 2 Pillboxes and Anti-Invasion Defences in the United Kingdom.

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