The experience of military architecture, l’ expérience de l’architecture militaire, written by the french author De Martins is a book where we get to know what the fundamental military operations on the fields looked like back then. For example: The peculiar knowledge about the building materials. The composition of the masonry was very important, also the usage of wood on wood for building the Aliquots was practiced a lot. Also a task was, how to guarantee a water supply for public services and also, very important, for the soldiers fighting in publics service, not only for camps on land, but also at the sea on ships which made long travels all around the world during colonialism.
The book in its whole has about 153 pages with the preface, but the most important part about the subjects written before has 135 pages. It has 13 chapters, all written with roman numbers. The size of the book is not that big, its 16 cm long and 9.5 cm wide. Its illustrations are all bigger than a bookpage itself, you can unfold them and there is a total number of 13 illustrations.