La Position Fortifiée de Namur (P.F.N.) était constituée de neuf forts (4 grands et 5 petits) de part et d’autre de la Meuse autour de Namur (Belgique), construits entre 1888 et 1891 à l’initiative du général Henri Alexis Brialmont (1821-1903).

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  • La Position Fortifiée de Namur (P.F.N.) était constituée de neuf forts (4 grands et 5 petits) de part et d’autre de la Meuse autour de Namur (Belgique), construits entre 1888 et 1891 à l’initiative du général Henri Alexis Brialmont (1821-1903). Ils avaient pour but d’empêcher une éventuelle invasion française, qui était à l’époque loin d'être exclue (ce n’est d’ailleurs que le 3 août 1914, soit la veille de l’invasion allemande en Belgique, que l’armée française a obtenu le droit de pénétrer sur le territoire belge).Les forts de Namur ont été disposés comme suit:Rive gauche de la Meuse : Fort de Cognelée (50° 31′ 28″ N 4° 53′ 19″ E / 50.52444, 4.88861) Fort d'Émines (50° 30′ 24″ N 4° 51′ 00″ E / 50.50667, 4.85) Fort de Marchovelette (50° 30′ 24″ N 4° 56′ 06″ E / 50.50667, 4.935) Fort de Malonne (50° 26′ 40″ N 4° 48′ 30″ E / 50.4444, 4.8083) Fort de Saint-Héribert (50° 24′ 45″ N 4° 49′ 54″ E / 50.4125, 4.83167) Fort de Suarlée (50° 29′ 09″ N 4° 48′ 04″ E / 50.48583, 4.80111)Rive droite de la Meuse : Fort d'Andoy (50° 26′ 28″ N 4° 56′ 30″ E / 50.44111, 4.9417) Fort de Dave (50° 25′ 17″ N 4° 53′ 25″ E / 50.42139, 4.89028) Fort de Maizeret (50° 27′ 49″ N 4° 59′ 13″ E / 50.46361, 4.98694)
  • The fortified position of Namur (position fortifiée de Namur (PFN)) was established by Belgium following World War I to fortify the traditional invasion corridor between Germany and France through Belgium. The position incorporated the fortress ring of Namur, originally designed by Belgian General Henri Alexis Brialmont to deter an invasion of Belgium by France. The old fortifications consisted of nine forts built between 1888 and 1892 on either side of the Meuse, surrounding Namur. In the years immediately prior to World War II the forts were modernized to address shortcomings exposed during the 1914 Battle of Liège and the short siege of Namur. While the Namur defenses continued to nominally deter France from violating Belgium's neutrality, the seven upgraded forts were intended as a backstop to the fortified position of Liège, which was designed to prevent a second German incursion into Belgium on the way to France. The neutrality policy and fortification programs failed, and the Namur forts saw brief combat during the Battle of Belgium in 1940.
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  • La Position Fortifiée de Namur (P.F.N.) était constituée de neuf forts (4 grands et 5 petits) de part et d’autre de la Meuse autour de Namur (Belgique), construits entre 1888 et 1891 à l’initiative du général Henri Alexis Brialmont (1821-1903).
  • The fortified position of Namur (position fortifiée de Namur (PFN)) was established by Belgium following World War I to fortify the traditional invasion corridor between Germany and France through Belgium. The position incorporated the fortress ring of Namur, originally designed by Belgian General Henri Alexis Brialmont to deter an invasion of Belgium by France. The old fortifications consisted of nine forts built between 1888 and 1892 on either side of the Meuse, surrounding Namur.
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  • Fortified Position of Namur
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