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des tourelles d'artillerie à éclipse

English translation: eclipse gun turrets

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11:03 Jan 9, 2002
French to English translations [PRO]
Military / Defense / Military
French term or phrase: des tourelles d'artillerie à éclipse
l’ouvrage du Four à Chaux, enterré à 25mètres de profondeur . Ce fort , qui est un des plus importants de la ligne Maginot construite entre 1930 et 1936, a conservé son réseau souterrain (4km) comprenant six blocs de combat, une centrale électrique, un puits artésien, des tourelles d’artillerie à éclipse, etc...
Sarah Downing
Local time: 06:50
English translation:eclipse gun turrets
Explanation:
A tourelle (diminutive of tour) is a turret in this type of building. In those days we wouldn't have said artillery but cannon or gun. I would therefore put it as above.
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mckinnc
Local time: 12:50
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Well, what I was really unsure about was the eclipse - I'm not sure what they mean by it - is eclipse the kind of turret (I tried myself looking for eclipse turrets/towers o on the web, but couldn't find much, so I'm a bit confused)If you've got any ideas, it would be great if you could send me a quick email (info@aardwolf.de)? Thanks a lot for taking the time to help me.
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eclipse gun turrets


Explanation:
A tourelle (diminutive of tour) is a turret in this type of building. In those days we wouldn't have said artillery but cannon or gun. I would therefore put it as above.

mckinnc
Local time: 12:50
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Well, what I was really unsure about was the eclipse - I'm not sure what they mean by it - is eclipse the kind of turret (I tried myself looking for eclipse turrets/towers o on the web, but couldn't find much, so I'm a bit confused)If you've got any ideas, it would be great if you could send me a quick email (info@aardwolf.de)? Thanks a lot for taking the time to help me.
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