In Default? Hole up in an Offshore Fort

July 2008
Military History;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p10
The article features the No Man's Land Fort in Portsmouth, England. It was built in the late 19th century to defend Portsmouth against French invaders and later converted into a hotel that serves as last refuge for a desperate investor. Harmesh Pooni claims to have bought the armorplated fortress in the Solent for £5 million in 2004. Then health officials found traces of the Legionella bacterium and shut him down. Bankruptcy followed, but Pooni refuses to run up the white flag.


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