Esseillon Barrier - Fort Marie-Christine
Inspired by both Montalembert and the later engineer Carnot, this
fort's design is a multi-story polygonal structure surrounded by an
exterior line with two small forts serving as bastions. The
fort's garrison was 150 men.
Fort Marie-Christine Model
View From North
Entrance on Eastern Side
Western Side Facing Cliffs
Note small bastions
View From Entrance
With all the snow in the Alps, the men were grateful for rooves.
In a siege, however, the roof could be removed and mortars
Copyright 2015, John Hamill