main line of resistance


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main line of resistance

A line at the forward edge of the battle position, designated for the purpose of coordinating the fire of all units and supporting weapons, including air and naval gunfire. It defines the forward limits of a series of mutually supporting defensive areas, but it does not include the areas occupied or used by covering or screening forces.
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The dogfaces of the 398th occupied foxholes and slit trenches in the center and rear of the division's main line of resistance.
There was a kind of numb joy being in reserve, knowing that the likelihood was we wouldn't be under attack that far back from the main line of resistance.
on July 6, 1953, during a heavy monsoon rainstorm, a thunderous artillery and mortar barrage began falling all across the 7th Infantry Division's Main Line of Resistance (MLR).
this was termed the main line of resistance and beyond it lay craters and strong points which were to be captured also.