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Fort William

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Apart from being the British stronghold Kolkata has also been the main center for Indian Army operations post independence. The majestic Fort William constructed in 1781 in the honour of King William –III is the nerve centre of these Eastern operations of Indian Army, being the Eastern Army Command. Situated on the picturesque banks of the Hoogly the Fort has been a witness to many bloodbaths and historical moments.

Constructed in an octagonal shape the fort houses the famous St. Peter’s Church constructed in 1928. The association with Armies has provided the fort with accommodation, offices and recreation and training facilities such as swimming pool, movie hall, boxing stadium as well a firing range. Being under the stronghold of the Indian Army the entry to the fort is restricted.
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