Defence and attack of positions and localities, lectures by Henry SchawDefence and attack of positions and localities, lectures by Henry Schaw

Defence and attack of positions and localities, lectures

byHenry Schaw

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... near the ground, so as to avoid dead angles. The floor must be broken away inside to allow of men using these low loopholes. Loopholes at the angles of a building are specially necessary when the angles are not flanked. Several tiers of fire may bo arranged in such a case at the angles, care being taken not to weaken the building so as to endanger its stability. Banquettes, where necessary on the ground floor, can generally be made with furniture and planks, but they should be firm and steady. A commanding line of fire for men in close order may often be obtained, with very little labour, by removing tiles or slates from just above the eaves of the roof, so that the men fire over the top of the wall. Ventilation and light must be secured by leaving Ventila-openings at the tops of the windows when barricading them; by smoke-escape-holes through the wall, under the ceilings in top stories; or in buildings with only one floor, by removing tiles or slates and breaking the ceiling away if there be one. Flank defence and obstacles.--A good obstacle is Flank de-generally to be preferred to flank defence, if the choice obstacles. lies between them; but the combination of both is always desirable. To create flank defence where the form of the building gives none naturally, machicoulis galleries or tambours may be used. The tambours may be either open stockades or sunken kaponiers, roofed over. These sunken kaponiers have the great advantage Machi-of being almost safe from artillery fire; they are, bours,' and however, inapplicable when the ground is uneven. Caponiers An open stockade is always a weak point in the compared, defences, being peculiarly liable to assault; but it can be constructed with less skilled labour than H a machicoulis. A machicoulis...
Title:Defence and attack of positions and localities, lecturesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217200699

ISBN - 13:9780217200691