History of the Corps of Royal Engineers, Volume 1

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Longmans, Green, 1889 - 553 pages
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Page 183 - Lieutenant and you are your self to observe and follow such Orders and Instructions, as you shall from time to time receive from Me or...
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Page 269 - Fletcher, and the officers of the Royal Engineers, to draw your Lordship's attention to the ability and diligence with which they have executed the works by which these positions have been strengthened, to such a degree, as to render any attack upon that line occupied by the allied army very doubtful, if not entirely hopeless.
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Page 183 - And you are to observe and follow such orders and directions from time to time, as you shall receive from...

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