Fort XIII

Fort XIII
Fort XIII (Wild, David. Prisoners of hope. 1992. London)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fort area


                                             Fort IV
The camp is located in 2 (with the addition of a military hospital 3) forts of a ring of fortifications surrounding a town considered of military value before 1914.  The forts are extensively built of brick, covered by sod, and are of an extremely substantial construction affording excellent air raid shelters.  The mean are housed in caserates, i.e. barrel-vaulted rooms opening on a corridor at one end with windows at the other.  The rooms, while recipients of little or no sunlight, are sufficiently lighted and ventilated.  One fort, housing the men, contains two large courts one of which is being arranged as football-field.  Exercise is possible in these courts which are sunny, and also on a terrace connecting them from which a view may be obtained and the sense of confinement somewhat dissipated.  The other has an adjacent large exercise ground already fenced.

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