Translated Jeff Matthews
This is a space dug into the rock to position a searchlight (or spotlight) [also called a 'projector' in Italian] for the night-time observation of one's own position, of the territory in front of it, or of enemy positions.
In some cases, searchlights are mounted on wheels or rails and kept in tunnels; they can be easily deployed and, in case of enemy fire, be easily retracted.
Padovan Gianluca (ed. ), Archaeology of the Subsoil. Lectures and studies of artificial cavities. British Archaeological Reports, International Series 1416, Oxford 2005.
Basilico Roberto et alii, Italian Cadastre of Artificial Cavities. Part 1. (Including introductory comments and a classification), B.A.R. International Series 1599, Oxford 2007.
Gianluca Padovan (Associazione S.C.A.M. – Federazione Nazionale Cavità Artificiali)
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