amphibious operation


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amphibious operation

A military operation launched from the sea by an amphibious force, embarked in ships or craft with the primary purpose of introducing a landing force ashore to accomplish the assigned mission. See also amphibious force; landing force; mission; operation.
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Noun1.amphibious operation - a military operation by both land and sea forces
military operation, operation - activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"
amphibious demonstration - an amphibious operation conducted for the purpose of deceiving the enemy and leading him into a course of action unfavorable to him
amphibious assault - an amphibious operation attacking a land base that is carried out by troops that are landed by naval ships
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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Bartlett and Sweetman do an admirable job of detailing these events, particularly in shedding light on the organization and operations of the Confederate Marines as well as the many amphibious operations conducted by the US Marine Corps across the globe during the nineteenth century.
Donald Stoker illuminates the hundreds of Soviet amphibious operations in the Black Sea.
In future amphibious operations, there may still be a place for the mortar boats--of course, brought up to the level of current technology.
It can transport 12 troops plus a driver and is capable of amphibious operation, extended cross-country travel over rough terrain and high-speed operation on improved roads and highways.
The exercise was designed to assess the NZDF's ability to conduct a joint amphibious operation alongside a range of multinational partners.
Weseriibung was the first airborne and first amphibious operation of the European war and occupied the center of the World War II stage until displaced later in 1940 by events on the Western Front.
D-Day, June 6, 1944, when Allied forces undertook a massive invasion of the German-occupied coast of Normandy, France, was the biggest amphibious operation in history.
In attempting to avoid a rerun of the Somme, Churchill had unwittingly recreated Gallipoli - an under-resourced, highly risky amphibious operation with vastly over-optimistic aims.
During its present assignment to the Naval Amphibious Command (Little Creek, VA), the Swift has been used to test operations with special-ops mini-subs and VTOL UAVs, plus test loading of the tanks, trucks, other vehicles and weapons needed in an amphibious operation, and the multiple small boats employed in mine warfare.
In the days following the largest amphibious operation in military history, the troops had little time to relax - the images show one soldier eating a makeshift meal on top of artillery shells.
To add to the complexity of mounting an amphibious operation, the German armed forces had no amphibious doctrine.
The Coral Sea action resulted from a Japanese amphibious operation intended to capture Port Moresby, located on New Guinea's southeastern coast.

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