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Closing the Falais-Argentan Pocket and the Mortain counterattack 6-17 August 1944
Closing the Falais-Argentan Pocket and the Mortain counterattack 6-17 August 1944

A counterattack is a military tactic used by defending forces when under attack by an enemy force. During their assault, the attackers may have become vulnerable through exhaustion, complacency, or placing themselves in unfavorable conditions. At the right moment, the defenders aggressively charge out of their fortifications, meeting and stunning their attackers directly, and gain the initiative. This can break a siege or change the tide of a battle. However, if the wrong moment is chosen, or a counterattack is poorly executed, a military disaster could result for the defending side, since the defenders are no longer protected by their fortifications. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Download high resolution version (426x700, 85 KB)Map of the Falaise_pocket Downloaded from [1] File links The following pages link to this file: Falaise pocket Categories: U.S. military images | WWII maps (Europe) ... Download high resolution version (426x700, 85 KB)Map of the Falaise_pocket Downloaded from [1] File links The following pages link to this file: Falaise pocket Categories: U.S. military images | WWII maps (Europe) ... Military tactics (Greek: Taktikē, the art of organizing an army) are the collective name for methods for engaging and defeating an enemy in battle. ... In military science, defense (or defence) is the art of preventing an enemy from conquering territory. ... Fortifications (Latin fortis, strong, and facere, to make) are military constructions designed for defensive warfare. ... A siege is a military blockade of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by force or attrition, often accompanied by an assault. ... For the surname Battle, see Battle (surname). ... . ...


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counterattack - definition of counterattack in Encyclopedia (83 words)
Counterattack is a military science term for a type of attack by defending force against an enemy attacking force.
The objective of a counterattack move is to deny whatever goal the attacking enemy is trying to achieve.
Counterattack is also a term used in some sport games.
Counterattack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (449 words)
A counterattack is a military tactic used by defending forces when under attack by an enemy force.
However, if the wrong moment is chosen, or a counterattack is poorly executed, a military disaster could result for the defending side, since the defenders are no longer protected by their fortifications.
In the history of warfare, the counterattack has been both used effectively and ineffectively.
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