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Bridgehead

 

a defensive position established to cover or defend a bridge crossing. The forward edge of defense is usually set up at a distance to prevent enemy artillery from firing on the crossing. The flanks of the position run up to the river. Guard ships are set at upstream and downstream waterways to protect the crossing against destruction by floating mines and incendiary vessels.

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In another speech, a few years later, Dayan clarified that he did not mean just one generation -- but many to come, endlessly -- the typical bridgehead mentality which knows no borders, neither in space nor in time.
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Despite bleeding heavily, he got the rest of his company over by dusk, dug in, protected his outposts and held the bridgehead.
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said British forces, having consolidated the bridgehead with the necessary supplies ashore, were "poised" to move on the capital of Port Stanley.
Despite being injured himself, he and just one other soldier decided to press on with their mission to secure a vital bridgehead for the landing troops.
The memorial commemorates the young Scots who gave their lives in two days of fighting around the Orne Bridgehead.
Not for him late Saturday nights toiling at the bridgehead.
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