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The author Hess, concludes his installments on field fortifications of the Civil War with this volume depicting the Eastern Theater in the Petersburg Campaign.
It consisted of a complex system of underground bunkers, anti-tank systems, field fortifications, outposts and artillery fire, and included areas that could be flooded before the system came under assault.
Trench Warfare follows Hess's earlier study of field fortifications up to the Overland Campaign, Field Armies and Fortifications During the Civil War: The Eastern Campaigns, 1861-1864 (Chapel Hill, 2005), These books are prime examples of areas ripe for scholarly exploration and give the lie to the adage that there is nothing new in Civil War historiography.
Hess, Trench Warfare Under Grant & Lee: Field Fortifications in the Overland Campaign (University of North Carolina Press); Gerald Home, The Deepest South: The United States, Brazil, and the African Slave Trade (New York University Press); Nelson D.
Rottman's SOVIET FIELD FORTIFICATIONS 1941-45 (9781846031168, $16.95) tells of one of the largest Soviet defensive operations in history, which embraced fortifications in forests, swamps and cities alike.
The CKEM is intended to defeat enemy armored vehicles, light armored vehicles, helicopters, bunkers, field fortifications, and crew-served weapons.
The German Eighteenth Army, the closest to Leningrad, took advantage of the hiatus to build the Rollbahn position, field fortifications along the Leningrad-Moscow highway (Rollbahn), 25 miles behind the bottleneck.
The Indians throughout displayed a courage and skill that elicited universal praise; they abstained from scalping, let captive women go free, did not commit indiscriminate murder of peaceful families, which is unusual, and fought with almost scientific skill, using advance and rear guards, skirmish lines, and field fortifications."