Bizarre Structure Sitting In The Atlantic Ocean Has An Even Stranger History



Throughout history, mankind has labored to overcome the challenges presented by the natural world. People are forever trying to build houses on unstable land, or to make entire villages at the bases of active volcanos. It’s almost like the bigger the challenge, the more we want to make it work.

In 17th century France, protecting the country from the mighty English naval fleets was paramount. However, this was difficult to do when only the English Channel separated the two lands, which is a mere 20 miles wide at the shortest gap.
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50 thoughts on “Bizarre Structure Sitting In The Atlantic Ocean Has An Even Stranger History

  1. Did You Know ? August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Share this story with the history buffs in your life!

  2. Jack Palek August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Azkaban!

  3. A link to me August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Tony Parker lost a lot of time inside fort boyard

  4. Detskalldaltas August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Maybe 20 year Swedish Television send a stupid playgame
    from this awesome Castle.
    And they have TIGERS inside there.
    Cruelty to animals,what a shame!

  5. n3rdbear August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    This is just off the coast of France which isn't that far which makes this not that interesting. I thought it was in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean between continents. –__________

  6. Mike Nonya August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    @Did You Know? Nice video, I "liked" it. Awesome fort. Tho to say "In the Atlantic ocean" and "In the middle of the ocean" isn't true. It's in shallow water in a harbor 8 or so miles wide. The middle of the Atlantic is 1,200 miles west and 10,000 feet deep…..so after hundreds of years…they have some more work to do…yes?

  7. William Spencer August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    this is where they filmed fort boyard with the tigers in cages and a team had to collect different things for a chance to get gold coins to fill the main basket before they let the tigers loose

  8. Sam Tait August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    RELEASE THE TIGERS….

  9. Stormbringer Mornblade August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Not going to lie it look's like a crapper with the push flush in the rear.

  10. iLike Vagina August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Why can't we have super powers?

  11. Nathaniel Berkeley-Biggs August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Why do you keep saying 'Thee' in all of the wrong places? ……..Thee French, rather than 'The French?"………..very off putting, you only say 'Thee' before a vowel.

  12. Andrey Resh August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    No I didn't know and no I don't give a shit. Fuck you.

  13. taxpayer here August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    I'm just stunned that I've never heard of or seen this place before.

  14. countteddy August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    I loved the show Fort Boyard….especially the tight shorts on the ladies !….omg I sound like an old perv….

  15. scowell August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Guess I'd better head off to Wikipedia… I know less about this after having watched this.

  16. eddie gutierrez August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Stupid

  17. Peter Piper August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Could have spent a bit of time doing more research. NOT in the middle of the Atlantic. NOT even near the English Channel. Google Maps people.

  18. Zekoo August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Zombie Apocalypse fort

  19. gerald lucas August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    diagnosis Anyone understand larger than this varnant?

  20. Elsa Innamorato August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    No I don't think it's amazing I think it looks like a prison and besides it was made to train people to kill others

  21. adamndirtyape August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Boy, that would have been a 'fun' place to be stationed if you were unfortunate enough to be assigned there. Bad as this was, it can't top Canadian Forces Station Alert, a signals intelligence intercept facility Alert, Nunavut. Incredibly remote, freezing cold, and the sun never rises during the winter months, really not a great posting on the whole.

    You know what was good though, was the Royal Naval Dockyard that the British Navy used to have in Bermuda. My dad ended up being stationed there towards the end of WW2, and by that time there were absolutely no enemies nearby. He spent most of his days slacking off, walking the beaches, snorkelling in the crystal clear blue water and socialising with the local girls while in Europe the Allies were pushing inland from the Normandy beaches and had a lot of fighting ahead of them.

    I know he always felt bad about this, but hey, someone had to be stationed in these bases, and he had earned the right. He had been on a British destroyer that escorted cargo ships that had made supply runs to Russia during winter (and under heavy attack) to deliver lend-lease war equipment to support the Soviet war effort, and he had lost his house during the London Blitz before he had joined the navy.

    So that's it in a nutshell – you go were the military sends you, and you do the best you can while you're there. Thanks for the video, it's always cool to learn something unusual and interesting.

  22. bamadeadhead August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Sitting duck a term ever used here by the French? Our Indians have some cool names!!

  23. fixtable August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Not one detail on construction technology, suxxx vid

  24. bamadeadhead August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    :30 in. It's a stopping point??

  25. SAVAGE308SNIPER August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Boring

  26. jean idrici August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    the fort is shown in the film , Les Aventuriers, with Lino Ventura and Alain Delon .1967

  27. DMM August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Its not so far off the French coast. He makes it sound like its far in the "Atlantic Ocean".

  28. bigmacattk August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Zombie apocalypse hide away

  29. Dave Schulz August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    It must have been occupied during the two world wars. I mean the germans or the brittish would want it to establish a bridge-head . You would think the axis would at least want to destroy it so it would not fall into the others control .

  30. PapaWheelie August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Where do they hoist the white flag?

  31. i n August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    its build on a reef

  32. sjors91 August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Nothing weard do i been there my grandparents go on vacation near there for there entire life for 3 months evry summer verry impressive. Its sad nicer to in france

  33. Vin Dinno August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Put Pelosi in the middle and flood it.

  34. James Brown August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    ONLY SOCIOPATH LEADERS WOULD WASTE MONEY ON A PROJECT THAT BENEFITED NO ONE

  35. Russel Walker August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    I once had a disturbing dream of a modern mansion that was built in the ocean a few miles off shore. The feeling it gave me was simply "ogrish" as I gazed at it from the shore watching a enormous wave disintegrate it in a few seconds.

    The story of this fort gives me that same feeling. Bizaar, nearly impossible and impossibly expensive and ultimately completely useless except as a surviving remnant to remind of an almost scary misjudgement and misuse of high resources.

  36. Veggen! August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    You forgot to mention that this fort was used over several years by the scandinavians (90/00s). In a tv show called "Fangene på fortet" or prisoners in the castle (?).

  37. Grim Reaper August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    This is like when the western/white terrorist neanderTHUG indoctrination system requires certain books as reading in school (like Romeo and Juliet, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby, Of Mice and Men, The Catcher In The Rye, etc.) because they were taught that it's important/historical/etc., and you realize that the filthy white terrorist neanderTHUG race is living in its own delusion, aggrandizing itself and patting itself on the back for unextraordinary shit.

  38. Osman Yousaf August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Good, now I know where to head in a zombie apocalypse scenario.

  39. Nick Nack August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    17th century isn't ancient.

  40. Drew Labat August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Now that's cool stuff..

  41. OME10S August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    who cares? really

  42. al maltby August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    It's got to be almost ready to fall apart with the Sea pounding it 24/7. The salt and alkaline as well as just simple water pressure are no doubt taking their toll

  43. QuantumRift August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Nice video and information but you don't say enough about it…like the depth of the water…exactly HOW it was constructed…what kind of stone, cement, concrete…how high do the waves come in on it…can it be sealed up? MORE INFORMATION PLEASE!!

  44. Ray Jim August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Wait… It was built to protect against the English, yet they put it half way down the West coast of France???
    Maybe it was thinking like that that allowed Britain to rule the waves.

  45. Sewlittletimetosew August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    They should turn it into a hotel

  46. StevanColberto August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    *Kinda like Japans battleship Island👍

  47. Keith Barnes August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    .

  48. tomtom vicky August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Melinda Messenger, yummy

  49. Nibir Hazarika August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    It's a "conference hall" for the Jesuit Sorcerers to discuss the next black magic trick they'll pull upon the naive earthlings.

  50. wishmasterbrazen August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    wow horrible explanation… wow so uniformative… great job explaining how it was built..

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