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redoubts

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  • Redoubts were a component of the military strategies of most European A redoubt differs from a redan in that the redan is open in the rear,. — “Redoubt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • A national redoubt is a general term for an area to which the (remnant) forces of a of Kunming was prepared as a national redoubt in case the temporary capital in Chongqing. — “National redoubt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The battle began with a Russian artillery and infantry attack on the Ottoman redoubts that formed Balaclava's first line of defence. When the redoubts fell, the Russian cavalry moved to engage the second defensive line held by the Ottoman and. — “Battle of Balaclava - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Our right flank is over there"–he pointed sharply to the right, far away in the broken ground–"That's where the Moskva River is, and we have thrown up three redoubts there, very strong ones. — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy
  • My dreams that night were of a mighty chain of redoubts and masked batteries couching perdus among the sand-dunes of desolate islets; built, coral-like, by infinitely slow and secret labour; fed by lethal cargoes borne in lighters and in charge of stealthy mutes who, one and all, bore the likeness of Grimm. — “The Riddle of the Sands” by Erskine Childers
  • Our right flank is over there"–he pointed sharply to the right, far away in the broken ground–"That's where the Moskva River is, and we have thrown up three redoubts there, very strong ones. — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy

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