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Field of operations   /fild əv ˌɑpərˈeɪʃənz/   Listen
Field of operations

A region in which active military operations are in progress.  Synonyms: field, theater, theater of operations, theatre, theatre of operations.  "He served in the Vietnam theater for three years"

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"Field of operations" Quotes from Famous Books

... and flame about the adjacent country, retaking with much slaughter many of the towns which had opened their gates to the King. Thus while Charles gave no attention to anything beyond the Loire, and kept his chief champion there, as it were, on the leash, permitting no return to the most important field of operations, almost all that had been gained was again lost upon the banks of the Seine. This was the state of affairs when Jeanne returned humbled and sad from the abandoned siege of La Charite. Her enemy's counsels had triumphed all round and this was the result. Individual ...
— Jeanne d'Arc - Her Life And Death • Mrs.(Margaret) Oliphant

... or six years old, stood looking with covetous eyes in a confectioner's window. In one small hand he held an empty two-ounce vial; in the other he grasped tightly something flat and round, with a shining milled edge. The scene presented a field of operations commensurate to Chicken's talents and daring. After sweeping the horizon to make sure that no official tug was cruising near, he insidiously accosted his prey. The boy, having been early taught by his household to regard altruistic advances with extreme ...
— Roads of Destiny • O. Henry

... comparatively small in number, has been serious. Brigadier-General Shields, a commander of activity, zeal, and talent, is, I fear, if not dead, mortally wounded. He is some five miles from me at this moment. The field of operations covers many miles, broken by mountains and deep chasms, and I have not a report as yet from any division or brigade. Twiggs's division, followed by Shields's (now Colonel Baker's) brigade, are now near Jalapa, and Worth's division is en route thither, all pursuing with good results, as I ...
— General Scott • General Marcus J. Wright

... the scattered French ships that were sailing away to the southward and the north-westward. Enough had been done, he said. It was now his business to refit his fleet and take it to Jamaica. He had shattered the French power in the West Indian seas and made himself the master of the field of operations. A younger and more vigorous man would have perhaps marked down Vaudreuil's or Bougainville's fugitive divisions for utter destruction. But Rodney was content with the solid ...
— Famous Sea Fights - From Salamis to Tsu-Shima • John Richard Hale

... as he caught up a small cane and prepared to go. Looking out of a window, he stroked his thin, clean-shaven face with a lean finger. Presently a movement in the desert arrested his attention. He put a field-glass to his eyes, and scanned the field of operations ...
— The Judgment House • Gilbert Parker

... and ammunition. A battery of Parrott-rifled cannon was ordered to report to me as well as some heavy coast artillery. The first organization of means to look after the coming troops and the artillery being made, the next duty was a personal reconnoissance of my field of operations. A gentleman put at my disposal a small sailing yacht of light draught, and with a good crew and a fresh breeze the principal points of the lower bay were visited, including ...
— Military Reminiscences of the Civil War V2 • Jacob Dolson Cox

Words linked to "Field of operations" :   armed forces, combat zone, combat area, war machine, military, theater of war, theatre of war, theater of operations, military machine, armed services, region

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