field of battle

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Noun1.field of battle - a region where a battle is being (or has been) foughtfield of battle - a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought; "they made a tour of Civil War battlefields"
battlefront, front line, front - the line along which opposing armies face each other
sector - a portion of a military position
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Many had found their rest on the field of battle whose names figured in the "Book of Honor" of the Gun Club; and of those who made good their return the greater proportion bore the marks of their indisputable valor.
Maston, "allow me to say that, if I cannot get an opportunity to try my new mortars on a real field of battle, I shall say good-by to the members of the Gun Club, and go and bury myself in the prairies of Arkansas!"
Their vague feminine formula for beloved ones doing brave deeds on the field of battle without risk of life would be destroyed.
The field of battle was indeed a red one by this time; but some sawdust soon righted that.
Bonaparte himself, not trusting to his generals, moved with all the Guards to the field of battle, afraid of letting a ready victim escape, and Bagration's four thousand men merrily lighted campfires, dried and warmed themselves, cooked their porridge for the first time for three days, and not one of them knew or imagined what was in store for him.
The whole army of the enemy (though near a hundred in number), seeing the fate of their general, gave back many paces, and retired behind a new-dug grave; for the churchyard was the field of battle, where there was to be a funeral that very evening.
On the field of battle, Taliban fighters are audacious and pugnacious and have managed to thrive in the face of a concerted international operation against them.
Eventually one side was forced from the field of battle -- the victors were showered with praise and presents while the losers were belittled and made their way home to tend their wounds in humiliation.
Many paid the supreme sacrifice in the field of battle. All of them possessed determination and selflessness-qualities needed to fulfill dreams larger than themselves,' retired Gen.
He predicted, "The Germans are retiring to strongly fortified positions which will take a lot of taking and some considerable loss of life before we can drive them out." Later in the war, another Lethbridge soldier observed, "When it was possible to view the field of battle next morning in daylight, it was absolute desolation."
If a footballer had strength of limb let them serve and march in the field of battle."
We respond to that saying that if we can pay taxes and sign up for the armed forces, we have the right to decide who is sent into the field of battle and whether our taxes are being spent right."