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    The sea level batteries were completed by regular batteries as can be found on the forts. The guns openings were enlarged by the Germans and consolidated with concrete.


  The Spaniards settled on the headland and fortified their positions as soon as Feb. 1594.

  They were a troop of 400 men.


    A few months later, 4000 French and English soldiers bombarded intensively the Spanish positions. It took nearly six weeks to defeat them. In mid-November, the Spanish fortification fell in the hands of the French-English troops and all survivors were executed.


   From these days the headland was called Pointe des Espagnols.

   A few centuries later, the Germans settled on the headland in their turn...