unsound position

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  • He does not seem to have recognized that Bergendal was not a mere strong post, but the key of an unsound position which should at all hazards have been safeguarded. Cited from A Handbook of the Boer War, by Gale and Polden, Limited
  • Nor would its fall have greatly benefited the enemy, who probably would have been tempted by the success to hold an unsound position and detain in it commandos urgently required elsewhere. Cited from A Handbook of the Boer War, by Gale and Polden, Limited
  • Noitgedacht was tactically an unsound position which Clements, assuming that his right was safe, had taken up in order to maintain heliographic communication with Broadwood on the other side of the Magaliesberg. Cited from A Handbook of the Boer War, by Gale and Polden, Limited
  • Broadwood on the other side of the range, to communicate with whom Clements had taken up an unsound position at Noitgedacht Nek, lost touch with him, and like many a British officer before him in South Africa, was groping in the Fog of War. Cited from A Handbook of the Boer War, by Gale and Polden, Limited