How to use Blockhouse in a sentence
In 1497 a blockhouse was built at the harbour mouth as a protection against the English.
The fifth, and last period - which, after all other expedients had failed, finally brought the residue of uncaptured and unsurrendered burghers to submission - was the final development of the blockhouse system, wedded to the institution of systematic. " driving " of given areas, which operations were in force until the 31st of May 1902, when peace was ratified at Pretoria.
The next stage was that which saw the slow building up of the blockhouse system and the institution of small punitive columns, and may be considered to have extended until the close of 1901.
The establishment of a line of defensive posts between Bloemfontein and Ladybrand, though De Wet had three times traversed it, had given Blockhouse Policy.
By the end of the year the blockhouse system was complete, but this phase of the war was destined to close badly as De Wet on Christmas Eve captured a large force of Yeomanry at Tweefontein, west of Harrismith.Advertisement
The blockhouse system was practically finished, and Kitchener determined upon a new means of harassing the enemy, who still had a total of about 25,000 men in the field.
In the past the mobile columns, of which there were over sixty in the field, had always been bound to the railway for supply; now convoys could be pushed out to them along whatever blockhouse line they touched.
This was a blockhouse built for coast defence by Henry VIII., but became the official residence of the Lords Warden of the Cinque Ports, and was in consequence much altered from its original condition.
This leaves the eastern blockhouse at Gravesend which was abandoned in 1553.
The entrance consists of a rectangular surface blockhouse on the west edge of the park approximately 10 ' X 5 ' .Advertisement
It is a two story concrete blockhouse of the standard design with both floors above ground.
Next will be an French & Indian game, with a raid on small British held blockhouse by some angry Indians.
This is another windowless rectangular blockhouse with a blast protected entrance.
The large concrete blockhouse beside the beach probably has much to do with this.
The upper level is a surface concrete blockhouse often referred to as an ' Aztec Temple ' .Advertisement
The entrance is a small concrete entrance blockhouse in one corner of the car park.
It consists of a single story surface brick blockhouse, now partly hidden by trees and bushes.
The surface building consists of a rectangular windowless concrete blockhouse with one corner cut out and a slightly hipped roof.