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Military crest is a term in military science that refers to the shoulder of a hill or ridge rather than its actual crest (highest point). It is the highest contour of elevation from which the base of its slope can be seen without defilade. Military science concerns itself with the study and of the diverse technical, psychological, and practical phenomena that encompass the events that make up warfare, especially armed combat. ... Enfilade and defilade are military tactical concepts used to describe a fighting units exposure to enemy fire. ...


Defensive forces usually locate themselves on the military crest. This gives them the ability to see approaching attacking forces and leaves room for withdrawal uphill under pressure.

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Military crest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (103 words)
Military crest is a term in military science that refers to the shoulder of a hill or ridge rather than its actual crest (highest point).
It is the highest contour of elevation from which the base of its slope can be seen without defilade.
Defensive forces usually locate themselves on the military crest.
Fifteenth Field Artillery Regiment Crest - Allons (870 words)
The Crest of the 15th FA Regiment represents a history and almost a legend of the accomplishments of the unit.
CREST: On a wreath of the colors a French 75mm Field gun the wheel charged with the shoulder insignia of the regiment (a vertical fl oblong with the white star and Indian head of the Second Division) all proper.
The significance of the crest and motto are evident.
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