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Reduit of the fort Oberer Kuhberg of the federal fortress Ulm
Rhine side view of the Reduit in Mainz-Kastel

The Reduit (of French . Réduit ) is a fortified defensive structure that served to retreat for the crew if the upstream defensive wall was overcome by the enemy. The reduit (the core work) is located inside a defensive wall. They were increasingly used in the detached works of the New Prussian / New German fortification manner of the 19th century. They were among the strongest fortifications and were intended to ensure a stubborn defense. The Citadel , for example, is the Reduit or withdrawal mechanism within a fortress , similarly, had the castle construction of the keep the function of a redoubt.

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