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.
We had cracked Jerry's main line of resistance. With the tanks, it seemed easy ...
With the main line of resistance at the southern end of Kasserine Pass broached, alarm bells were ringing at every level of the Allied command.
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).