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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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(Just a personal remark: Sixty-five years ago, a year before the foundation of Israel, I published a pamphlet which opened with the words: "When our Zionist fathers decided to set up a (national home in this country) they had the choice between two courses: They could appear (as) a bridgehead of the "white" race and the master of the "natives" (or) as the heirs of the Semitic political and cultural tradition (leading) the war of liberation of the Semitic peoples against European exploitation...") The difference between sea-to-river and river-to-sea is not just political, and far from superficial.
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