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Tower on redoubts.
« le: 23 novembre 2011, 15:04:52 pm »
Anybody know for what this towers on redoubts?

Some people on Russian military history forum ask me about that.
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Re : Tower on redoubts.
« Réponse #1 le: 23 novembre 2011, 15:46:55 pm »
Jacquinot, I have no idea about the towers as well, but in looking aroud I found this website which has a few pictures I handn't seen before: http://napoleonistyka.atspace.com/Borodino_battle.htm#_BATTLE_of_SHEVARDINO

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« Réponse #2 le: 23 novembre 2011, 15:56:31 pm »
Jacquinot, I have no idea about the towers as well, but in looking aroud I found this website which has a few pictures I handn't seen before: http://napoleonistyka.atspace.com/Borodino_battle.htm#_BATTLE_of_SHEVARDINO

Some pictures from Russian books, some from Borodino Panorama.
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« Réponse #3 le: 23 novembre 2011, 16:21:00 pm »
Thanks for this excellent link, Petrus   :!:

I think the "towers" were light structures used as lookout to watch a long range of landscape....Also they may be used when firing to see over the smoke ?
The representations show only few and on well built fortifications, not hasty fieldworks !
More elaborate, higher wooden frame towers are seen in ACW pictures, both for watch and signals (wig-wag)...

Hope this help  ;)
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« Réponse #4 le: 23 novembre 2011, 17:06:37 pm »
Thanks for this excellent link, Petrus   :!:

I think the "towers" were light structures used as lookout to watch a long range of landscape....Also they may be used when firing to see over the smoke ?
The representations show only few and on well built fortifications, not hasty fieldworks !
More elaborate, higher wooden frame towers are seen in ACW pictures, both for watch and signals (wig-wag)...

Hope this help  ;)
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Do you have any historical sources about this towers?
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« Réponse #5 le: 24 novembre 2011, 18:31:18 pm »
Do you have any historical sources about this towers?

Sorry, I didn't find it at once but they'ld be in one of my books   :roll:
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