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This artillery was used during the Second World War.

It is located on the summit of Mont Chaberton, a 3.131 metres (10,272 ft) peak in the French Alps in the group known as the Massif des Cerces in the département of Hautes-Alpes.

 

This very impressive building was dubbed "Fort of the Clouds" and mounted eight 149mm guns in individual masonry turrets, which were often hidden in the clouds.

Built between 1898 and 1910 by the Italians to control the Montgenèvre pass, this fort was then considered as the highest and most powerful of Europe.

Nine soldiers died in this fort, and fifty were wounded.

 

This is the third and last picture about Earth's rotation I've taken on Chaberton summit.

As you can see it's an overall view, of both the Fort and the night sky above. Captured by the extreme north point of the summit.

The fortress is facing east, and the Milky Way is now totally oriented to the west. More then one hour before moonrise (on due time I will show also the special halo generated by the moon before rising) and about 2 hours after the first Milky Way shot posted.

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Taken on October 20, 2011