Entrance to the fort , the stout American lady is for scale . ( my wife said I had to point out it was NOT her !)
Firing slits covering the entrance.
The entrance to the interior buildings.
Looking from the courtyard towards the entry , it was built by the Austrians in 1882 to defend the Koritnica valley which borders with Italy.
A machine gun position in the cliff face covering the entrance and rear face of the fort. At this point I walked round to the front to photograph the 'business' side of the fort only to find my camera batteries had exhausted themselves ! ( I leave it to the imagination my language at this point).
I found these photos of the fort from a Slovenian Tourist site . The side of the fort , the entrance being on the rear left of this photo.
The front of the fort in its dramatic setting ( it would have taken me a week to climb up to this position to take this photo ). The fort was never attacked during the war although one further up the valley - Fort Herman was heavily shelled and partially destroyed by the Italians. This of course raises the question - how to wargame this campaign - you would need to base the figures on Velcro to get them to stand up on the precipitous terrain !
PS. Forgot to mention an earlier fort had been captured by French troops in Napoleon's Italian campaign .