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Military formation   /mˈɪlətˌɛri fɔrmˈeɪʃən/   Listen
Military formation

noun
1.
A formation of troops.






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"Military formation" Quotes from Famous Books



... he agreed with the Cabinet at Vienna that Austria must sooner or later strike in self-defence. [154] Stadion, more sanguine, was only prevented from declaring war in 1808 by the counsels of the Archduke Charles and of other generals who were engaged in bringing the immense mass of new levies into military formation. Charles himself attached little value to the patriotic enthusiasm which, since the outbreak of the Spanish insurrection, had sprung up in the German provinces of Austria. He saw the approach of war with more apprehension than pleasure; but, however faint his own ...
— History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 • C. A. Fyffe

... Skipetars. Its destruction seemed imminent, but instinct suddenly revealed to the ignorant mountaineers the one manoeuvre which might save them. They formed a square, placing old men, women, children, and cattle in the midst, and, protected by this military formation, entered Parga in full view of the cut-throats sent to ...
— Celebrated Crimes, Complete • Alexandre Dumas, Pere



Words linked to "Military formation" :   armed services, open order, military machine, sick parade, war machine, formation, sick call, military, armed forces, close order, extended order



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