main attack


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main attack

The principal attack or effort into which the commander throws the full weight of the offensive power at his disposal. An attack directed against the chief objective of the campaign, major operation, or battle.
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Thither, then, the scout proceeded, like a prudent general, who was about to feel the advanced positions of his enemy, before he hazarded the main attack.
I imagine the summer is chosen as the time for the main attack, because the plains are then without water, and the Indians can only travel in particular directions.
Because the 1200-meter wide Dieppe beach was dominated by 65-metre high, sheer cliffs to the north and south, they were to be seized by a landing at Puys, two kilometres to the north, and at Pourville, four kilometres to the south which would be made half an hour before the main attack.
Two days later on 8th September India launched its main attack against Sialkot using its armored division and other strike formations.
The soldiers were killed in the main attack on an army checkpoint south of the town of Sheikh Zuweid, which also left 19 wounded, according to security officials.
The report mentioned that Johnson might replace injured Mitchell Starc and bring his bone-jarring pace into Australia's attack for the first test at the Gabba from November 21, alongside Peter Siddle and Ryan Harris as their main attack bowlers, although he will face stiff competition from fellow left-armer Doug Bollinger
Two columns marched south, supplied by daylight air drops to create an impression of a main attack.
The plan was for the main attack to be carried out by suicide bombers using explosive belts and devices as well as booby-trapped cars and machine guns.
Four simultaneous flank attacks were to go in just before dawn, followed half an hour later by the main attack on the town of Dieppe itself.
The Allies had tricked the enemy into believing the main attack would come in the Pas de Calais, not Normandy.
Tendulkar, Mumbai's most celebrated resident, knew two of the victims of the attacks, who were teachers at his daughter Sara's school, and his restaurant is situated just at the back of the Taj Palace Hotel, where the main attack was concentrated.
Besides some sneering insults at my knowledge and abilities, Gooch's main attack is directed at things I supposedly said to the Times reporter about word squares.