The History of the Berry Head Fortifications Part 5

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During the early stages of the construction of the fortifications many schemes of defence, supplementary to the militia, were being hatched by local magnates.

The levies their plans proposed to raise would very likely have been called upon to serve in the redoubts of Berry Head, as part of the value of fortifications was considered to be as an efficient way of employing partly trained men.

As a former Surveyor-general of the Ordnance put it "Veteran troops only could be opposed to veterans in the open field, and superior numbers of the enemy must probably succeed; but within forts, militia, seamen, almost any stout brave fellow might be as useful in the article of defence as the most experienced soldier."...

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Title Value
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Identifier ref 365
Creator D Evans
Publisher Torbay Library Services
Rights Torbay Library Services
Source Torbay Library Services
Subject Maritime. Fortifications. Brixham
Type Manuscript
Keywords construction soldiers plans costs politics