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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Zanshin's getting close. The location is in the Med and it's associated with a port that has naval and commercial use.
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

If it helps, the cape in question is outside the well known harbor and might be viewed as protecting the harbor.
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Sooo. Naples has a prominent peninsula, and Gaeta less so, both are US naval euro bases.. but I can't find the landmarks shown so perhaps I'm on a goose chase....

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It's not Italy--but it's not too far from Italy--and it's not associated with a US base. You are on the right (North) side of the Med. That should help you narrow things down.
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Only popping in and out so not having a serious look but are we in France or Spain ?

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Try France.
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

hmm ... how about Toulon ?

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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

You are real close, like within 10 km. Can you identify the specific location?
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Within 10Km of Toulon? Google and I can do that... give me 30 minutes to head to work and get an internet connection faster than a modem.


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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

I think tdw should get it, since I opened up google maps to "Toulon" and saw the promontory right away and it took longer to zoom in to it than I thought with the slow connection. Saint Mandrier-Sur-Mer


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In World War II, Saint-Mandrier was fortified with two turrets, each mounting a pair of 340mm naval guns taken the French battleship Provence. This fortress controlled the approaches to Toulon, and the range and power of these guns was such that a considerable Allied naval force was required to destroy them. Part of the fleet, and the first to engage the battery, was the Free French battleship Lorraine, sister ship to the Provence and mounting the same type of gun. The Allies termed the battery 'Big Willie', and dedicated a battleship or heavy cruiser to shelling it every day; eventually USS Nevada silenced the guns on August 23, 1944, although the fortress would not be taken until 28th.[1][2]
At first I thought it might have been those in "The guns of Navarone" but I gather that those were in Greece and based on the artillery at Leros.


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