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Committee of Imperial Defence, paper 41.C, 29 May 1906 assumed Malta could hold out for a fortnight or more without the Navy and Report of Committee on the Armament of Defended Ports Abroad, 17 July 1906 as- sumed relief would come to Malta in nine days.

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For a further explanation of the system see HUGHES (QUENTIN) Mili- tary Architecture, London & NY 1974.

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PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE, London, MPH 1 Tangier.

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The Marlborough redoubt is surrounded by a continuous counterscarp gal- lery cut from the solid rock and there are others remaining in the ditch be- tween the south and south-east lunettes. A defensible caponier connected the old fort with the British hornwork. The features appear on a sectional drawing, PRO WO 78/314. 25 dated 1735 but the work was probably sur- veyed in 1727.

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This so-called "terror weapon" was said to have been invented by a knight of Malta, Francesco Marandon of Turin, and first used in the Marsamusett area of Malta on 28 December 1740. It was called a fougasse a selci. AGIUS DE SOLANIS Ill Gozo anticomoderno, MS, Gozo Library No. 145. The fougasse at Minorca were installed about 1798 during the final British occupation.

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A remark made by the Duc de Crillon on being shown the defences after the raising of the siege.

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ROYAL ENGINEERS INSTITUTION, Chatham, A rough copy of the alterations proposed to the Envelope and Communication to the Old Mole by Lieutenant-Colonel Pringle, Commanding Engineer, Gibraltar 15 Janu- ary 1787.

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PRO WO 1/637 Holloway to Dalrymple 4 January 1808 and Major Wright RA to Dalrymple 5 January 1808.

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PRO MPH 1 Tangier No. 18 December 1675 shows a lozenge-shaped bas- tioned fort and lazaretto in the sea.

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Jervois was an advocator of permanent sea forts for the Solent. PRO WO 32/5528 Summary of Policy and Works of Coast Fortification in the past sixty years by General G.K. Scott Moncrief, file 5/GEN 1918, p. 4.

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PRO WO 33/18 Memorandum of Colonel Jervois.

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