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  Vauban - military genius
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This statue to Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban is found near the Latour-Mauborg métro station near Invalides.
Vauban was Louis XIV's military engineer who "invented" such procedures as daylight assaults and ricochet gunfire. Even the king recognized that Vauban's military strategies and techniques were the main reason for the king's military sucess!

Website: http://www.theotherside.co.uk/tm-heritage/background/vauban.htm

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  • Updated Mar 24, 2005
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