"Part of Trench, with A, Fascines, and B, Gabions: in fortification, a large basket of wickerwork constructed with stakes and osiers, or green twigs, in a cylindrical form, but without a bottom." -Whitney, 1911

Trench with Fascines and Gabions

"Part of Trench, with A, Fascines, and B, Gabions: in fortification, a large basket of wickerwork constructed…

"The position of the true meridian may be found as follows: Point the hour hand of a watch towards the sun; the line joining the pivot and the point midway between the hour hand and XIII on the dial will point towards the south; that is to say if the observer stands so as to face the sun and the XII on the dial, he will be looking south. To point the hour hand exactly at the sun, stick a pin and bring the hour hand into the shadow. At night a line drawn toward the north star from the observer's position is approximately a true meridian." — Moss, 1914

True meridian

"The position of the true meridian may be found as follows: Point the hour hand of a watch towards the…

Officer of the Turkoman militia.

Turkoman

Officer of the Turkoman militia.

An illustration of a two person file military formation.

Two Person File Military Formation

An illustration of a two person file military formation.

An illustration of a typical company organization as in 1944.

Typical Company Organization (1944)

An illustration of a typical company organization as in 1944.

(1633-1707) French military engineer and Marshal of France

Sébastien le Prestre de Vauban

(1633-1707) French military engineer and Marshal of France

(1633-1707) French military engineer and Marshal of France

Sébastien le Prestre de Vauban

(1633-1707) French military engineer and Marshal of France

"The Victoria Cross is an English naval and military decoration instituted by royal warrant, Jan. 29, 1856, and bestowed for 'conspicuous bravery or devotion' to the country in the presence of the enemy. It is the most coveted of all British decorations, and is open to all officers and men of the regular, auxiliary, and reserve forces."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Victoria Cross

"The Victoria Cross is an English naval and military decoration instituted by royal warrant, Jan. 29,…

Captain in the military.

A. J. Warner

Captain in the military.

An illustration of George Washington in horseback commanding the American army. He is lining up the army and getting them ready for battle.

George Washington and American Troops

An illustration of George Washington in horseback commanding the American army. He is lining up the…

The military coat of arms for William, Prince of Orange.

Coat of Arms of William, Prince of Orange

The military coat of arms for William, Prince of Orange.

"In the high entanglement the stakes average 4 feet from the ground, and the wiring is horizontal and diagonal." — Moss, 1914

High wire entaglement

"In the high entanglement the stakes average 4 feet from the ground, and the wiring is horizontal and…

"An ordinary barbed-wire fence is a considerable obstacle if well swept by fire. It becomes more formidable if a ditch is dug on one or both sides to obstruct the passage of wheels after the fence has been cut." — Moss, 1914

Wire fence

"An ordinary barbed-wire fence is a considerable obstacle if well swept by fire. It becomes more formidable…