An Essay on Field Fortification: Intended Principally for the Use of Officers of Infantry, Shewing how to Trace Out on the Ground, and Construct in the Easiest Manner, All Sorts of Redouts and Other Field Works ...
J. Nourse, bookseller to His Majesty, 1768 - Fortification - 184 pages
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