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a stronghold that is reinforced for protection from enemy fire

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In a re-examination of the William Richardson material at the University of Toronto Libraries, an unexpected discovery was a sketch of the British palisaded blockhouse known as York Fort, drawn by Richardson during a voyage to Labrador in 1769.
When his company was held up by machine–gun fire, although wounded in the head, he succeeded in bombing and taking the first blockhouse single–handed.
It says: "It was the first time men or officers had encountered blockhouses, but the Welsh Guards were not wanting in leaders to tackle them.
How those poor infantry soldiers of the 101st American Division managed to scale the heights under the gunfire from the concrete blockhouses on the top, I just don't know, but the film Saving Private Ryan depicted the scene far better than I can describe it.
Described as an obscure speck on the harsh Sicilian landscape, Primosole Bridge was, in 1943, a 400-foot-long box-girder-type bridge not unlike a Bailey bridge, guarded by concrete blockhouses sited at both ends of the span.
The guns themselves poked out of either six-inch-thick steel domes or concrete blockhouses designed to withstand everything from surface artillery to aerial bombardment.
The blockhouses for launch complexes 31 and 32, used to hold equipment and engineers during launches, are the only of their kind in the world.
In Tase's neighborhood there are a lot of sharp copper wires sticking out of the ground, from when they built all those blockhouses. They look like mousetraps.
Towards the end of the conventional phase of the conflict and through the period of transition to irregular warfare, the volunteer forces were posted to isolated blockhouses and ordered to protect communication lines and guard prisoners.
Most folks call them Cell-phone towers but in fact any rational person understands that even primary cell transmitters require no more power than your apartment or house does, so the bundle of massive cables that run from the fortified blockhouses to the towers death energy producing panels, rods, drums and dishes should be suspect.
As France relocated its nuclear testing program from the deserts of Algeria to the isolated atolls of French Polynesia, they needed local workers to build wharves, a massive airstrip, concrete blockhouses and the other infrastructure needed for the test site.
In his Maginot Line series, he looks at overgrown and decaying Second World War defensive blockhouses.
The cemetery first came into being in October 1917 when one of several German blockhouses on the Passchendaele Ridge was captured by the British Army and used as an advanced dressing station.
The whole landscape had been militarized, not just along the line of the railway, but in every direction: there had been perhaps 200 or more fortified posts, represented today by lines of eroded trenches, tumbled stone-parapets, and the collapsing walls of improvised blockhouses. But where was the enemy against whom this great effort had been mounted?