New York State - Fort Ticonderoga
New York State - Fort Ticonderoga. The fort (formerly Fort Carillon) is a large 18th-century fort built by the French at a narrows near the south end of Lake Champlain in upstate New York. Constructed by Michel Chartier de Lotbiniere, Marquis de Lotbiniere in the mid 18th century during the Seven Years War. Became strategically important during the 18th-century colonial conflicts between Great Britain and France, and also during the American Revolutionary War. Date: circa 1905
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Mont-St-Michel, France - North tower and ramparts
The Abbey Mont Saint-Michel, built on the Mont Saint Michel island, just 600 metres from land in the mouth of the Couesnon River in Normandy. The island was heavily fortified and provided a strategical defence position, accessible by land only at low tide.
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Afgar by Fred Thompson and Worton David
Afgar by Fred Thompson and Worton David, music by Charles Cuvillier, based on the operetta by Andre Barde and Michel Carre fils (Theatre des Capucines, Paris, 2 April 1909). This was a bowdlerised version of the French original. First produced at the London Pavilion, 17 September 1919, touring to the Theatre Royal, Blackburn, Lancashire, 7 March 1921.
© The Michael Diamond Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library