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Strongpoint

 

a sector of the terrain defended by a company or platoon, saturated with means of fire and obstacles and prepared for all-round defense. The platoon strongpoint is a part of the company strongpoint.

For establishing strongpoints, sectors of the terrain are chosen that provide good observation and conditions for waging effective fire against the enemy. Foxholes are dug at the strongpoint and then joined into trench sectors. Positions for field guns, tanks, antitank weapons, and personnel shelters are set up. Various kinds of obstacles are also set up, and a system of fire is organized to ensure continuous multilayered fire on the most likely axes of enemy attack. All defensive structures are carefully camouflaged.

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"I agonized whether or not to proceed with the demolition, but could not justify killing our own infantry, even though I recognized the importance of adhering to the master plan." Ross achieved one of four partial gaps created between strongpoints WN 70 to 68 near the [Vierville] D-1 draw.
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Their job was to shield the corridor down which the rest of the Army was retreating to Dunkirk by holding a series of strongpoints (key towns and villages), and they were not to give way until they had fired their last bullet.