High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Fort de Loncin is
one of twelve forts built as part of the Fortifications of Liege in
the late 19th century in Belgium. It was constructed between 1881
and 1884 according to the plans of General Henri Alexis Brialmont.
Contrasting with the French forts built in the same era by Raymond
Adolphe Sere de Rivieres, the fort was built exclusively of
unreinforced concrete, a new material, rather than masonry. The
fort was destroyed during World War I in the Battle of Liege, when
the fort's magazine was hit by a large-calibre German shell,
killing most of the fort's occupants. The site is now a military
cemetery. The fort was never re-used. The Fort de Loncin is located
about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) west of the centre of Liege, in the
direction of Brussels and Tongeren. The garrison comprised about
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