Blindage


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Blindage

 

a defensive structure for the protection of personnel from machine gun, artillery, and mortar fire and from napalm and weapons of mass destruction. Blindages are built of reinforced concrete, wood, stone, sandbags, or industrial structures (corrugated steel and others). Blindages were first used in the Sevastopol’ Defense of 1854–55 and were widely used in World War I (1914–18) and World War II (1939–45).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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