Multilingual Fortification Dictionary

The Multilingual Fortification Dictionary (MFD) contains a illustrated list of fortifications and their translations in multiple languages (Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish).


For a definition of the World War II Atlantikwall, see: /files/Atlantikwall_definition_of_a_phenomenon.pdf

The IFC is considering to add new languages and new time periods, eventually including the ‘concrete’ and ‘reinforced concrete century’. IFC and EFFORTS will cooperate. See letter: /files/20181029_Efforts-IFC_MFD.pdf


You are invited to use the dictionary and to send comments etc. to the Secretariat, that will forward the comments to the Multilingual Fortification Dictionary Working Group. For a list of members of the Multilingual Fortification Dictionary Working Group see under the tab Contact.


Members of the Multilingual Fortification Dictionary Working Group can login here


A: Formas básicas da fortificação abaluartada


C: Sistemas abaluartados

D: Obras exteriores

E: Obras destacadas

F: Designações, perfis, linhas e ângulos de construção dos sistemas abaluartados

G: Linha de tiro

H: Praça de armas

J: Barricadas e defesas acessórias

K: Construções hidráulicas


M: Trabalhos e instrumentos de sítio