Sirok (Magyarország/Hungary) - Summer 2020 - part 7

by Björn Roose April. 21, 2021 400 views

A few more shots from the castle, all of them made from the path where I was not allowed to walk (see previous post). Couldn't imagine why (except maybe for falling rocks or falling tourists :-)):

Sirok (Magyarország) - Vár

Sirok (Magyarország) - Vár

Sirok (Magyarország) - Vár

Sirok (Magyarország) - Vár

Sirok (Magyarország) - Vár

Sirok (Magyarország) - Vár

Sirok (Magyarország) - Vár

Sirok (Magyarország) - Vár

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Thomas Thompson 2 months ago

Fantastic shots another nice set

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Björn Roose Replied to Thomas Thompson 2 months ago

Thank you, Thomas smile

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Jay Boggess 2 months ago

Nice work! Looks like a pretty secure place to fend off intruders!+1

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Björn Roose Replied to Jay Boggess 2 months ago

Like every fortress: untill the intruders decide to stay long enough or just walk around it smile

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Jay Boggess Replied to Björn Roose 2 months ago

So true......A siege can be a pretty effective strategy!

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Björn Roose Replied to Jay Boggess 2 months ago

Walking round it too. Visited one of the biggest fortresses of modern times (built around 1900), the Kaiser Wilhelm II Feste in Mutzig (nowadays France, then Germany), a few years back. The most powerful and largest fortification in the German Empire in 1914: 254 ha (636 acres), 40.000 square metres underground, 22 artillery turrets, presumed untakeable. The enemy just walked around it, no shot was ever fired ...

On the other hand the world famous example of the belgian fortress Eben-Emael: constructed in 1931-1935 for defending belgium from a German attack across the narrow belt of Dutch territory in the region. Reputed to be impregnable (another one) and then the largest in the world. It was ... neutralized by exactly 78 men (German glider-borne troops, Fallschirmjäger) in only a few hours. They landed ON the fortress, the biggest part of the defensive armament was destroyed in a few minutes. They were able to penetrate one of the 75 mm turrets and contain the rest of the lower sections of the fortress from there. The fortress, supposed to be holding 1200 troops, but only holding 650 (with an additional 233 six kilometres away from the fortress at the moment of the attack) was surrendered one day later. One of the very few succesfull military plans of Hitler himself and one of the best prepared ever: the Germans had built a 1-on-1 scale model of the fortress in Czechoslowakia and practised the landing and taking of the outer parts on that ...

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Jay Boggess Replied to Björn Roose 2 months ago

Fascinating images & info ! Thanks! 
"best laid plans of mice & men, sometimes go awry"......not???

smile

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Björn Roose Replied to Jay Boggess 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Exactly smile

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Jay Boggess Replied to Björn Roose 1 month, 3 weeks ago

+1

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