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beachhead

[′bēch‚hed]
(ordnance)
An area on an enemy shoreline which opposing troops have landed upon and occupied.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He ordered Kesselring to redeploy numerous divisions from central and northern Italy to eradicate the Anzio beachhead. Hitler thought destroying the forces at Anzio might delay or even stop the Allies' planning and preparation for a crossing of the English Channel to invade occupied France.
Despite initial shock, Generalfeldmarschall Albert Kesselring had concentrated 24,000 troops around the beachhead within 48 hours.
The automaker is developing more GS vehicles to establish a performance beachhead for Buick ahead of the upcoming RWD Grand National and GNX models.
However, in November, Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC outbid Bayer with a $1.4 billion offer, and the deal, completed last month, gives the company an expanded beachhead in the high-margin over-the-counter field.
Liu noted the plant will become the beachhead of its group to tap the West Asian market.
beachhead in Los Angeles a few months ago, but now plans to limit its American electric efforts to rental car fleets and large vehicle.
In addition, it opens up an opportunity for the company to establish a beachhead in the construction industry and grow its market share in municipality, government and non-government organisations (NGO), the company said.
They also established a beachhead at the Sarasota Yacht Club, where honoree Geena Davis spoke to an admiring luncheon crowd and Cinema Tropicale offered a variety of cool spots for sipping rum drinks and sampling island fare.
17, the brigadistas rapidly secured a beachhead 35 miles long and up to 10 miles wide south of the Cienaga de Zapata, from Playa Giron to Playa Larga.
With today's move, Raveis, which has joined with five other offices in Westchester in the last 18 months, solidifies a beachhead in an affluent area, though one that has struggled through the downturn.
"Nearly 50% of FY10 growth came from the U.S.A and that will likely improve, given this focused, integrated beachhead they've built on the upper east coast," Storey said.
Mahmoud Haider, Middle East Beachhead Advisory Board chairman, said the Beachhead program connects participating companies to a network of experienced business people around the world and New Zealand through a combination of private and public sector expertise.