point d'esprit

Point d'appui

A point d'appui, in military theory, is a location where troops are assembled prior to a battle. Often a monument is erected to commemorate the point d'appui for notable battles. In some battles there may be more than a single point d'appui.


In Scotland, the Catto Long Barrow is located at the point d'appui of a historic battle between Vikings and Picts in eastern Aberdeenshire.

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  • F.C. Heath (1911) The Royal Engineers Journal, vol. XIV, Royal Engineers Institute, W & J. Mackay & Co., Ltd
  • C. Michael Hogan (2008) Catto Long Barrow fieldnotes, Modern Antiquarian

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