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 Posted: Mon Jan 14th, 2008 12:35 am
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What an interesting web site on fortifications! I really enjoyed the lexicon and was surprised at how many terms are French. It was interesting to see all the different shapes and styles of walls, trenches and trench protection. I had no idea how sophisticated the construction could be at that time of history.

Of course, I did know about the massive coastal fortifications all along our coasts, but I didn't realize how much rapidly built and rustic field fortifications could resemble  bigger masonry forts.

Until recently I figured intricate and complex trenches were a World War I fixture. The web site above shows how far advanced the Civil Waralready  had brought this facet of warfare.

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