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Executions and War, Fort National, St-Malo, France

Located on a tidal island a few hundred metres off the walled city of Saint-Malo, It was built by military architect Vauban in 1689 to protect Saint-Malo's port. The fort stands on l'Îlette rock which was originally the site of a beacon that was lit at night to act as a lighthouse. Îlette was also a place of public executions for the seigniory of Saint Malo, which burnt criminals there. The Fort has played major roles in the Anglo-Dutch attack in 1693 and World War II.