beachhead


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beachhead

[′bēch‚hed]
(ordnance)
An area on an enemy shoreline which opposing troops have landed upon and occupied.
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There were more than 600 Australian deaths and 1600 sick and wounded on the Kokoda Track and more than 1200 dead and 2000 sick and wounded in the battle for the Beachheads.
Despite initial shock, Generalfeldmarschall Albert Kesselring had concentrated 24,000 troops around the beachhead within 48 hours.
Haider said Beachhead advisers are located in China, Japan, Europe, India, Middle East, North and South America, Southeast Asia and New Zealand.
Hitler made the beachhead swell briefly - Hitler, and the Arab countries that expelled their Jews.
For starters," he told his second-in-command, "what we need on this beachhead is a good local newspaper.
In the end, the decision to evacuate the Wonsan beachhead may have resulted more from MacArthur's pessimistic appraisal of the situation, and from political realities, than from an untenable tactical situation.
He plans to establish a beachhead there that, he hopes, will be just the start of his global empire.
Principal battles: Bismarck Sea, evacuation of Kiska (1943); Mindoro beachhead (1944).
In addition, this acquisition, when combined with the 26 stores we currently operate in Portland, Oregon, will provide us the critical mass to leverage our above store support infrastructure and a beachhead for additional growth through acquisition in the rapidly growing mountain states.
Datasquirt joined NZTE's UK beachhead program, which Ridgway says generated valuable sales leads and helped secure a European distributor.
The acquisition of 379 Broadway will establish a beachhead for us as we seek investment opportunities in [the neighborhood].