Photographer's Note

Maubeuge was, until its fastening in France by the treaty of Nimgue of September 17, 1678, ransacked and plundered more than twenty times. With this fact and from his strategic position in the north of France, Louis XIV charged Vauban making with it a fortified town at the same time offensive and defensive. After one period of relative calm during the XVIIIe century, Maubeuge undergoes the consequences of the revolutionary wars and the Empire. The fortifications in particular made it possible to resist by twice to the Austrians in 1792 and 1793 with " monument set up following the victory of the army of North with Wattignies " , Once more I a long time hesitated for poster this realization of 9 stereotype, between that posted and " this one "

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Additional Photos by dominique france (kermit350) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1478 W: 161 N: 1976] (9016)
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