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Battle of the atlantic

the struggle for control of the sea routes around the United Kingdom during World War II, esp 1940–43


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    the strategy to be used in a military engagement. the plan for accomplishing a goal or dealing with a problem or difficult situation: the president’s battle plan for getting his legislation through Congress. Contemporary Examples Because Wall Street knows that everything has changed, as happens with any battle plan after the first skirmish. Sorry Obama, […]

  • Battleplane

    an airplane designed for combat; warplane. Historical Examples Since June 14th, I have a battleplane of my own: a biplane, with 150-horsepower motor. An Aviator’s Field Book Oswald Blcke At Lufbery’s funeral it was announced that the battleplane which had caused his death had been brought down by French airmen. New York Times Current History: […]

  • Battle scarred

    bearing scars or damages received in battle: a battle-scarred warship. showing the effects of hard wear or use: a sale of battle-scarred desks. Historical Examples The regiment was in highest spirits, battle scarred and with a glorious record of great achievements established. The Seventeenth Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Battalion) Various

  • Battleship

    any of a class of warships that are the most heavily armored and are equipped with the most powerful armament. ship of the line. Contemporary Examples Sober and muted colors including shades of gray, one described in a local paper as ‘battleship,’ were prevalent. How World Wars Made Females More Androgynous Liza Foreman July 21, […]

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