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Redoubt

 

an enclosed field fortification work in the shape of a square, rectangle, or other polygon, prepared for independent defense.

Redoubts were strongpoints in the system of fortified positions. The redoubt garrison consisted of one or two companies, sometimes reinforced with artillery. Redoubts were used extensively from the 16th to early 20th centuries.

redoubt

A small fortification detached from the principal site.
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Intercommunications between these dispersed redoubts are vulnerable and dangerous.
The 23-year-old, from Cannock and a member of the Hednesford Territorials, was shot in the face, left shoulder and arm during the attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt.
CTS Major General Maan al-Saadi said it could take four to five days of fighting to capture the insurgents' redoubt by the Tigris River, defended by about 200 fighters,
The attack at 4am on Sunday, September 3, on the Schwaben Redoubt, a German fortress on a small hill, surrounded by strategically placed machine guns.
The redoubt was rushed and the advance was continued over the top of the hillock to the slope on the further side.
Loyalist Yemeni forces and Gulf soldiers took back Aden and most of Yemen's south in July but battle lines have barely moved since as the allied forces face stiff resistance in the Houthis' northern redoubts.
TIKRIT, Iraq: Iraqi forces need support from coalition airstrikes in Tikrit, where die-hard jihadis are defending their last redoubt with trenches, sandbags and roadside bombs, a top officer said Sunday, as the Kurds accused ISIS of using chemical weapons.
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Humans could hardly be to blame if mammoths were able -- as in previous interglacials -- to hole up in some chilly redoubt that was too remote for habitation or hunting.
Bozday- also laid a wreath to Kovancylar Ottoman Military Redoubt and prayed those for who were martyred during the war.