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    Essay On Fortification

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    Fortification is defined as, the adding of essential vitamins and trace elements to food. One of the first foods to be fortified in the United States, was wheat flour; which is still practiced today. Although the practice is no longer revolutionary, fortification of wheat flour is one of the topics growing worldwide that not very many people know about. For that purpose, this paper touches on the origin, what affects the basis, and requirements of wheat flour fortification in the United States. The

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    Mycenaean Fortifications

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    Helladic fortification walls on the Greek mainland are found surrounding citadels, not the entire city or site. The citadels seem to have housed central administration and housing for an elite class of citizens. They were built on hills, presumably as another layer of fortification. I will examine the sites of Gla, Midea, Tiryns, and Mycenae to look for similarities and differences in the design and architecture of their fortifications, as well as, arguments about the purpose of the fortifications at these

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    important fortification to one of supremacy. Castles have two main functions, to provide a residence for an army and for military purposes. Dover castle is an example of a castle that takes these needs to an extreme- it was a royal castle, a castle fit for the king, and a castle with a military importance like no other in England, it was described as the key to England. [IMAGE] The pharos at Dover, evidence that the site had been occupied for thousands of years [IMAGE]Fortifications at Dover

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    Charles the VII of France in 1494 is considered the beginning of the age of gunpowder warfare, as it was among the first large-scale use of mobile cannons against fortifications. The effect of gunpowder on warfare cannot be understated; its introduction fundamentally altered the ways that wars were fought, no longer were fortifications the ultimate means of defense they were in the Middle Ages. Knights, likewise ultimately lost their position of authority, in large part due to the effects of gunpowder

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    Introduction For over 500 years, magnificent castles of all shapes and sizes were built across Western Europe. These strong fortifications were built to defend the many occupants of the castle. The stunning architecture of these structures, continue to amaze people all over the world as the remains of many can still be viewed after thousands of years. Castles were first introduced in England by William the Conqueror in 1066 CE . He and his Norman Lords built castles along the English countryside

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    in the military affair in the period of 1450 and 1800 is believed to had been shaped by a number of reasons. All the reasons, that is to say, the invention of gunpowder, technology, trade, an increase in economy and different types of defensive fortifications are considered to have played an equal role in contributing the revolution in the military affair. However, some historians interpret the military revolution differently and have distinguished opinions towards the revolution from each other representing

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    Introduction The Ligne Maginot, as it became known to the French people and first envisioned by Marshal Joffre, took 10 years to build starting in 1929.1 The Maginot Line was a system of concrete fortifications, bunkers and defenses designed to defend against a German invasion into France. The fortifications were built to give the French army time to mobilize if attacked. The Maginot Line was named after the French Minister of War André Maginot, who served from 1928-1931. Construction took place between

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    Six O’clock, June six, 1944 on a beach in northern France, all is still and peaceful.(Ambrose.323) Toward the English Channel there is a faint outline of numerous vessels approaching. The tide is down, so beach obstacles can be seen, they are there to prevent any ship from landing at high tide.Small concrete outpost dot the beach and seventy-five and eighty-eight-millimeter gun batteries enclosed in huge concrete bunkers line the top of the sea wall(pg. 322). The Nazi defenders, many of the Polish

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    been entertained with tales of heroic knights, damsels in distress and formidable castles. Lacking medieval fortifications of their own, many North Americans do not understand how the castle, as it is seen now, came to be. The most basic definition of a castle is that it “was the fortified residence of a Lord…” (Gibson, 8), and “The most accurate definition of a castle would be a fortification of the High Middle Ages that was characterized by high walls, usually a moat, and towers, regardless of whether

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    Crusades Essay

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    club proceeded through the sling and boomerang, bow and arrow, sword and axe, to gunpowder weapons of the rifle and machine gun of the late nineteenth century” . Throughout the Crusades we saw the introduction to new ideas such as siege towers, fortifications, pitched battles, ranged weapons, polearms, and blunt hand weapons. The question that I will be focusing on throughout my paper will be, how the warfare of the Middle Ages, specifically the Crusades, impact warfare of the modern day? I will be

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