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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.


A small fortification detached from the principal site.
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After the loss of the Shevardino Redoubt, we found ourselves on the morning of the twenty-fifth without a position for our left flank, and were forced to bend it back and hastily entrench it where it chanced to be.
The battle of Borodino was not fought on a chosen and entrenched position with forces only slightly weaker than those of the enemy, but, as a result of the loss of the Shevardino Redoubt, the Russians fought the battle of Borodino on an open and almost unentrenched position, with forces only half as numerous as the French; that is to say, under conditions in which it was not merely unthinkable to fight for ten hours and secure an indecisive result, but unthinkable to keep an army even from complete disintegration and flight.
Army units seized 3 field hospitals and scores of terrorists' redoubts including a DShK machinegun, home-made "hell canons", 5 mortars, 20 gas cylinders prepared for bombing during combing the hills surrounding Jeb al-Zaarour and al-Fark mountain in the northern countryside of Lattakia province.
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.
Residents and local fighters said low-level clashes were continuing in the Tawahi district in the west of the city to sweep the Houthis from one of their last redoubts.
redoubts in north-western Pakistan, officials said, according to dpa.
Now, to set something down in the midst of folly, one true word, one simple cry out of the black arroyos and dangerous washes, the canyons, the granite redoubts, but the lone sob of the desert hen is not enough, the television's mangled voices creeping through the drywall and stucco are not enough, and I am running out of time and money, always time and money.
The French military plans to gradually hand over to a larger African force, tasked with rooting out insurgents in their mountain redoubts near Algeria's border.
In the 1760s the British further improved the defences of the fort with the addition of two large redoubts built at opposing ends of the fort.
At least four soldiers had been gunned down and six others wounded so far by the rebels, Ahmed said, adding the forces had wrested control of important Taliban redoubts including Spinkai, Raghzai, Nawa Kot.
New York City is one of the more accessible education redoubts.