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bridgehead seized by airborne troops airhead
hostile territory secured by air troops airhead
pitched battle in World War II (1942) resulting in a decisive Allied victory by British troops under Montgomery over German troops under Rommel Al Alamayn , Battle of El Alamein , El Alamein
soldier of the American Revolution whose troops helped capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British (1738-1789) Allen , Ethan Allen
amphibious operation attacking a land base that is carried out by troops that are landed by naval ships amphibious assault
bomb with only 10 to 20 per cent explosive and the remainder consisting of casings designed to break into many small high-velocity fragments; most effective against troops and vehicles anti-personnel bomb , antipersonnel bomb , daisy cutter , fragmentation bomb
American operation in World War I (1918); American troops under Pershing drove back the German armies which were saved only by the armistice on November 11 Argonne , Argonne Forest , Meuse , Meuse-Argonne , Meuse-Argonne operation , Meuse River
arrangement of troops array
siege in which Federal troops under Sherman cut off the railroads supplying the city and then burned it; 1864 Atlanta , battle of Atlanta
mass attack of troops without concern for casualties; originated by Japanese who accompanied it with yells of `banzai' banzai attack , banzai charge
portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War BAR , Browning automatic rifle
American Revolutionary leader (born in Prussia) who trained the troops under George Washington (1730-1794) Baron Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben , Steuben
flag that leads troops into battle battle flag
line along which warring troops meet battle line
second great battle of the American Civil War (1862); the battle ended with the withdrawal of Confederate troops but it was not a Union victory battle of Pittsburgh Landing , battle of Shiloh , Shiloh
battle in the Meuse-Argonne operation in World War I (1918); the battle in which American troops launched their first offensive in France battle of St Mihiel , Saint-Mihiel , St Mihiel
naval battle in World War II (1944); a decisive naval victory for the United States fleet over the Japanese who were trying to block supplies from reaching American troops on Leyte battle of the Philippine Sea , Philippine Sea
French defeated the Austrian and Prussian troops in 1792 (with a famous cannonade from the French artillery) battle of Valmy , Valmy
troops' lodging billet , canton , quarters
slang term for England used by English troops serving abroad Blighty
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