beachhead

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  • Info A beachhead is a temporary line created when a military unit reaches a landing beach by sea and begins to defend the area while other reinforcements help out until a unit large enough to begin advancing has arrived. more...
  • They would then be joined by the remaining troops, passing through the beachhead and into the town.
  • Five days later the Americans saw the chance to break out of their beachhead.
  • The idea spread across the beachhead, to other parts of the war, and to popular culture.
  • Beachhead takes them on a dangerous mission deep into a hostile city.
  • Even if the group had secured the beachhead, its members eventually would have been hunted down.
  • He produced The Beachhead News newspaper and kept extensive notes on the war.
  • As the advance continued, new beachheads were opened up while rearward ones were closed.
  • He and his men helped to successfully establish a beachhead for the Allied forces.
  • After the initial British attack was repulsed a second attempt forced a beachhead.
  • He was, in effect, stranded on a beachhead of his own thinking between past and future.
  • Although it was the beachhead of early settlement on the island, its population has not grown significantly since it was settled.
  • So, he sought to avoid them by fortifying his beachhead with two defensive lines.
  • By dawn the next day they had established a secure beachhead from which to conduct offensive operations.
  • Significant numbers of Japanese remained at large about the beachheads and had to be dealt with over the following days.
  • After a beachhead had been established, a further six divisions would arrive direct from the United States.
  • Together with the other ships of the screen, she also provided protection from Japanese aircraft for the naval forces off the beachhead.
  • The task group swung southwest to stand by while the combat ships went in to support the beachheads.
  • In this he was unsuccessful, arriving after the British had already established a small beachhead.
  • Holloway had been given less than fifteen hours to establish a beachhead.
  • Just after one of the guns opened fire and at Ottoman infantry began to counter-attack the beachhead.
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Meaning of beachhead

  • noun A bridgehead on the enemy's shoreline seized by an amphibious operation
    the Germans were desperately trying to contain the Anzio beachhead
  • noun An initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments
    the town became a beachhead in the campaign to ban smoking outdoors, they are presently attempting to gain a foothold in the Russian market