Despatches and orders were either sent through the ordinary post, manned by foot runners, or by special messengers on camels.
The post, manned by Egyptian soldiers, is on the front line between Bosnian Serb and Bosnian Government forces.
At various points in the town there were posts manned by Civil Guards of Carabineros who stopped passers-by and demanded their papers.
Their nearest neighbours were the sentinels who had taken over the post previously manned by Gordon and Walsh.
Considered "isolated duty", Cape Spencer was still not the worst nor most isolated post manned by the Coast Guard.
One small post manned by twelve Highlanders was taken, but the rest defied all attack.
The rails and the catwalk supporting them stretched further out to the posts manned by Chesson and Leaf.
Shortly before dawn today, guerrillas in southern Lebanon fired antitank rockets at a post manned by Israel's Lebanese militia ally, the South Lebanon Army.
He had been in command of an exposed machine-gun post manned by Somali soldiers in the key position of Observation Hill.
Of the listening posts manned by garrisons of a galactic empire that had long since been forgotten by all except the garrisons themselves.