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Le Fort de la Pompelle

Le Fort de la Pompelle
Basile, Alexandre et Demetrius Chryssikos (Le fameux fort de la Pompelle, Reims, France)

Le Fort de la Pompelle se trouve à 5 km de Reims sur la RN 44 en direction
de Châlons-en-Champagne.

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Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
Le Fort de la Pompelle se trouve à 5 km de Reims.
9 years ago.
astrale
astrale
je ne l'ai jamais visité!! je dois y aller maintenant!! ;-)
9 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
I wonder why nobody don' t like me
Or is it the fact that I' m ugly?
I wonder why nobody don' t like me
Or is it the fact that I' m ugly?

I leave my whole house and home
My children don' t want me no more
Bad talk inside de house dey bring
And when I talk they start to sing:

Mama, look a boo-boo they shout
Their mother tell them shut up your mout'
That is your daddy, oh, no
My daddy can't be ugly so

Shut your mout', Go away
Mama, look at boo-boo dey
Shut your mout', Go away
Mama, look at boo-boo dey

I couldn' t even digest me supper
Due to the children's behavior
John (Yes, pa)-come here a moment
Bring de belt, you're much too impudent
John says it's James who started first
James tells the story in reverse
I drag my belt from off me waist
You should hear them screamin' round de place

Mama, look at boo-boo they shout
Their mother tell them shut up your mout'
That is your daddy, oh, no
My daddy can' t be ugly so


Harry Belafonte - Mama Look A Boo Boo
9 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
The Fort de la Pompelle, also known as Fort Herbillon, is one of a number of forts built around Reims after 1870 as part of a fortification belt in the Séré de Rivières system. The forts saw combat during the First World War in the defense of Reims. The fort is located about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) north of the town of Sillery, next to the N44 road, between Reims and Châlons-en-Champagne. Constructed as a supporting position for larger forts and disarmed in 1913, it saw the heaviest fighting of the Reims forts. It was bombarded during the war and remains in a state of ruin.
4 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
The Fort de la Pompelle was built between 1880 and 1883 to complete the fortification belt around Reims that was started by General Raymond Adolphe Séré de Rivières after the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. This secondary work was planned to support the principal forts of Witry-les-Reims, Nogent-l'Abbesse, Brimont, Saint-Thierry, Fresnes and Montbré. The relatively small rectangular fort was surrounded by a ditch defended by two-level caponiers. With a surface area of 2.31 hectares (5.7 acres), it was provided with six 155mm de Bange 1881 guns, four 138mm guns and a variety of lesser pieces. An artillery company of 277 men garrisoned the fort. In 1917-18 a number of underground passages were cut from the chalk to provide access points a few hundred meters to the rear of the fort.
4 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
After the First World War, the Fort de la Pompelle was abandoned for nearly forty years and was finally listed for sale by the Administration des Domaines in November 1955. Supported by veterans' groups, the fort was purchased by the Fédération Nationale André Maginot which donated the site to the city of Reims for one symbolic franc.
Classified as an historic monument on 23 March 1922, the fort is today a museum, inaugurated on 10 November 1972. The museum features an unusual collection of German army headgear, collected by Charles Freise.
4 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
Tel père, tel fils ......
15 months ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
Happy Father’s Day 2016 !!!
15 months ago.