By David Nicolle

The Medieval period was once a interval of big sort and invention in siege battle. prior to using cannon and different gun-powder artillery, siege engines depended on diverse resources of strength, from torsion 'energy storage' platforms to man-power, counter-balances and others. This ebook finds how technological traditions from the Graeco-Roman international, Persia, India and specifically China made a huge contribution to siege war strategies. It additionally covers advancements in army engineering, reminiscent of mining, counter-mining, the breaking of partitions, using noxious and chemical fumes and using fire-weapons.

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Gunner's Mate Adolph Nilsson on board Olympia, thought to have fired the first shot in the battle of Manila Bay, joined the US Navy in Copenhagen in August 1885, at the age of 2 1 . After serving 14 years with the Navy, he was honorably discharged in 1899, in New York, to become an American citizen. By 1899, after a series of reforms and improvements to a sailor's life, 75 percent of US sailors were US citizens. Additionally, during the period from 1 8 8 0 - 9 1 , the martial music of John Philip Sousa and the Marine Corps Band played a significant part in the promotion of the new navy to the US public and the recruitment of young American men.

However, the 122 hits were sufficient to destroy the Spanish vessels. Under the terms of the Treaty of Paris, which ended the war between Spain and the United States on December 10, 1898, America gained possession of the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Cuba gained its independence in 1902 and ceded Guantanamo Bay to the United States. American naval bases on Puerto Rico and Guantanamo Bay controlled the entrance and exit to the T h i s is a v i e w o f t h e t o p o f Olympia's e n g i n e cylinders, which protrude through the protective deck.

Draft 18ft 14ft 7 i n . 23ft3y2in. 22ft6V -in. 40-cal. 40-cal. 35-cal. 40-cal. 35-cal. 40-cal. 40-cal. 40-cal. 40-cal. 40-cal. 2 Gatlings 4 Gatlings 4 above-surface tubes S l o p i n g 2V2-in. a n d 3 above-surface tubes S l o p i n g /i6-in. a n d 7 flat a r m o r d e c k 1 -in. Machinery V e r t i c a l triple- V e r t i c a l triple- twin screws with twin screws with flat a r m o r d e c k 3 x 18-in. 40-cal. 1 2 x 6 p d r ; 4 x 1 pdr 4 Gatlings S i d e s 4-in. a n d 4 x 14-in. W h i t e h e a d above-surface tubes S l o p i n g 4-in.

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