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The Military Encyclopaedia (1853)
A Technical, Biographical, and Historical Dictionary, Referring Exclusively to the Military Sciences, the Memoirs of Distinguished Soldiers, and the Narratives of Remarkable Battles by Joachim Hayward Stocqueler
Active Defence comprehends every species of offensive operation which is resorted to by the besieged to annoy the besiegers ; such, for instance, is the discharge of heavy ordnance from the walls, the emission of shells, and the firing of ...
Encyclopaedia Britannica (1860)
Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature
Active defence is the best that can be adopted. Active operations may require to be aided by fortresses. The defence on the flanks ought to be combined with the defence on the front. The combination of the two kinds of defence, which is the ...
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