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Mr Monkey follows the Siege of Ostende historic walk, 14th September

"This looks like it's the right place to start"

Mr Monkey looking at the Spanish Camp board Mr Monkey looking along the promenade towards Ostende

The walk started at an information board just outside the Venetian Galleries. Mr Monkey found out that this was where the main Spanish camp was built in 1601, as a base for attacks from the west. It looks like quite an easy walk along to the walls of Ostende, which were a little in front of the tower block in the second picture, but the people of Ostende had flooded the area to make attacks difficult.

You can read the text of the display boards by selecting 'Ostende' on the West Flanders menu at the Historic Fortifications Network website and read about the siege at the University of Glasgow website.

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