Observations on modern systems of fortification: including that proposed by M. Carnot, and a comparison of the polygonal with the bastion system; to which are added, some reflections on intrenched positions, and a tract on the naval, littoral, and internal defence of England
J. Murray, 1859 - 283 Seiten
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