A bivouac is a semi-permanent facility for the lodging of an army. Otherwise known as a military camp, bivouacs are erected when a military force travels away from a major installation or fort during training or operations, and often have the form of large campsites.
References / notes
- Military camp. Wikipedia: The free encyclopedia. Accessed 19 April, 2017.
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