|Ballonists' eye view of Werke XXXVII|
A simple polygonal work with a wall capable of being swept by rifle fire both from an infantry firing step on the parapet frontally and in enfilade from the caponiers (flankenturms to the Germans) projecting into the ditch. Currently missing from this model is the brick wall enclosing the gorge of the work. It was made deliberately thin to allow it to be easily breached by artillery in the main fortress should this outwork be taken.
|Prussian infantry about to suffer a dreadful fate in the assault|