French Artillery

Some articles on artillery, french:

Battle Of Fuentes De Oñoro - Battle
... British-Portuguese on the heights east of the village to a heavy artillery bombardment ... of the fighting for the whole day, with French soldiers of Ferey's and Marchand's divisions clashing with the British redcoats of the 1st and 3rd Divisions ... At first, the French drove the British-Portuguese back under immense pressure, but a charge that included men of the 71st Highland Light Infantry ...
Infantry Support Guns - 17th-19th Century Development
... The first School of Artillery in Venice was opened early in the 16th century, and by the late 17th century the different old names of the lighter ordnance were abandoned, and replaced with the French ... officers and other ranks trained by the Royal Artillery to handle the two 3 or light 6 pounder guns battalion guns ... the Great of Prussia was the first to introduce artillery tactics for the regimental guns which were to accompany the infantry units as part of his reform of the Prussian artillery as a whole before and during ...
Battle Of Dien Bien Phu - Background - Na San and The Hedgehog Concept
... The French army would establish a fortified airhead by air-lifting soldiers adjacent to a key Viet Minh supply line to Laos ... The hedgehog concept was based on French experiences at the Battle of Na San ... and early December 1952, Giap attacked the French outpost at Na San, which was essentially an "air-land base", a fortified camp supplied only by air ...

Famous quotes containing the words artillery and/or french:

    We now demand the light artillery of the intellect; we need the curt, the condensed, the pointed, the readily diffused—in place of the verbose, the detailed, the voluminous, the inaccessible. On the other hand, the lightness of the artillery should not degenerate into pop-gunnery—by which term we may designate the character of the greater portion of the newspaper press—their sole legitimate object being the discussion of ephemeral matters in an ephemeral manner.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1845)

    French rhetorical models are too narrow for the English tradition. Most pernicious of French imports is the notion that there is no person behind a text. Is there anything more affected, aggressive, and relentlessly concrete than a Parisan intellectual behind his/her turgid text? The Parisian is a provincial when he pretends to speak for the universe.
    Camille Paglia (b. 1947)