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" At Beymaroo we formed squares to resist the distant fire of infantry, thus presenting a solid mass against the aim of perhaps the best marksmen in the world, the said squares being securely perched on the summit of a steep and narrow ridge, up which no... "
A History of india, from the earliest times to the present day. - Page 182
de Thomas Keightley - 1847
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The Military Operations at Cabul: Which Ended in the Retreat and Destruction ...

Sir Vincent Eyre - 1843 - 328 pages
...at Waterloo, which defied the repeated desperate onsets of Napoleon's choicest cavalry. At Beymaroo we formed squares to resist the distant fire of infantry,...General would consider this to be a novel fashion ; yet Brigadier Shelton had the benefit of Peninsular experience in his younger days, and, it must be owned,...
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The History of the British Empire in India, Volume 6

Edward Thornton - 1845
...at Waterloo, which defied the repeated desperate onsets of Napoleon's choicest cavalry. At Behmauroo we formed squares to resist the distant fire of infantry,...ridge, up which no cavalry could charge with effect." It thus appears that the men were disposed in the manner best adapted to oppose cavalry, there being...
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The Kabul Insurrection of 1841-42

Sir Vincent Eyre - 1879 - 335 pages
...SQUARES at Waterloo, which defied the repeated desperate ousets of Napoleon's choicest cavalry. At Bemdru we formed squares to resist the distant fire of infantry,...General would consider this to be a novel fashion ; yet Brigadier Shelton had the benefit of Peninsular experience in his younger days, and, it must be owned,...
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The Kabul Insurrection of 1841-42

Sir Vincent Eyre - 1879 - 335 pages
...SQUARES at Waterloo, which defied the repeated desperate onsets of Napoleon's choicest cavalry. At Bemdru we formed squares to resist the distant fire of infantry,...General would consider this to be a novel fashion ; yet Brigadier Shelton had the benefit of Peninsular experience in his younger days, and, it must be owned,...
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The Judgment of the Sword: The Tale of the Kabul Tragedy, and of the Part ...

Maud Diver - 1913 - 683 pages
...heights, have British squares been so formed and so placed — perched, unprotected, on a steep ridge "to resist the distant fire of infantry; thus presenting a solid mass against the aim of the best marksmen in the world." Two hundred yards behind the first square a second was drawn up, and...
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The History of the British Empire in India, Volume 6

Edward Thornton - 1845
...at Waterloo, which defied the repeated desperate onsets of Napoleon's choicest cavalry. At Behmauroo we formed squares to resist the distant fire of infantry,...ridge, up which no cavalry could charge with effect." It thus appears that the men were disposed in the manner best adapted to oppose cavalry, there being...
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