field fortifications


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field fortifications

An emplacement or shelter of a temporary nature which can be constructed with reasonable facility by units requiring no more than minor engineer supervisory and equipment participation.
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Secure processing of timber, perform carpentry and joinery in the construction field fortifications at zodolnovEinE[degrees] and repairs of existing military facilities.
Michael, who joined the Royal Engineers aged 16 after attending Shelley High School, was involved in field fortifications, demolition and bridging.
The nature of ground combat operations in the western theatre of WW2 militated against the development of semi-permanent and extensive networks of trench and bunker systems that typify the western European WW1 battlefield; earthwork field fortifications for shelter and combat were, however, routinely dug by front-line and support troops.
It provided many natural features where German forces could tie in wire obstacles, minefields, and field fortifications.
Acknowledged as the most significant development in field fortifications since the Second World War, HESCO products have become a key component and the benchmark in force protection throughout the world, and have been used in every major conflict since the first Gulf war.
In the area of SLM, the Infantry has been in pursuit of a lightweight, multitarget SLMs capable of defeating the protection provided by urban structures, field fortifications, and light armored vehicles for more than two decades.
Javelin enhances direct-fire capability against armored vehicles, buildings and field fortifications, a statement said.
This volume completes my set of the trilogy Earl Hess set out to complete covering the field fortifications in the Civil War depicting the Eastern Theater.
It consisted of a complex system of underground bunkers, anti-tank systems, field fortifications, outposts and artillery fire, and included areas that could be flooded before the system came under assault.
Trench Warfare follows Hess's earlier study of field fortifications up to the Overland Campaign, Field Armies and Fortifications During the Civil War: The Eastern Campaigns, 1861-1864 (Chapel Hill, 2005), These books are prime examples of areas ripe for scholarly exploration and give the lie to the adage that there is nothing new in Civil War historiography.
Rottman's SOVIET FIELD FORTIFICATIONS 1941-45 (9781846031168, $16.
The German Eighteenth Army, the closest to Leningrad, took advantage of the hiatus to build the Rollbahn position, field fortifications along the Leningrad-Moscow highway (Rollbahn), 25 miles behind the bottleneck.