Fortification FAQs:


Q: Are fortifications military constructions or buildings designed for the defense of territories in warfare?

A: Yes, and also used to solidify rule in a region during peace time.

Q: Were fortifications simple constructions of wood and earth?

A: Yes, and which were later replaced by mixed constructions of stones piled on top of each other without mortar.

Q: Were fortifications built with designs taking into consideration the new threat of aerial warfare?

A: Yes, for example Fort Campbell in Malta.

Q: Were fortifications demolished during the modern age?

A: Yes, but a considerable number survive as popular tourist destinations and prominent local landmarks today.

Q: Were fortifications largely made obsolete by the arrival of cannons in the 14th century?

A: Yes.

Q: Are fortifications still used for low-intensity conflicts?

A: Yes.

Q: Were fortifications common during the 19th and early 20th centuries?

A: Yes.

Q: Were fortifications continuously being expanded and improved?

A: Yes.

Q: Are fortifications still vulnerable to mortar and artillery fire?

A: Yes.

Q: Is fortification usually divided into two branches: permanent fortification and field fortification?

A: Yes.

Q: Were fortifications likened to European castles because of their purpose?

A: Yes.

Q: Was fortification its very permanency?

A: Yes.

Q: Are fortifications erected at leisure?

A: Yes, and with all the resources that a state can supply of constructive and mechanical skill, and are built of enduring materials.

Q: Were fortifications common during the 19th and early 20th centuries?

A: Yes.

Q: Is fortification usually divided into two branches: permanent fortification and field fortification?

A: Yes.

Q: Were fortifications largely made obsolete by the arrival of cannons on the 14th century battlefield?

A: Yes.