reverse slope


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reverse slope

Any slope which descends away from the enemy.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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They tried again on May 3, but were hammered by Japanese knee mortars, grenades, and 81-mm mortar fire from the reverse slope of the escarpment.
Waiting for them, lying along the reverse slope of the ridge, were British and allied infantry who, upon hearing Wellington shout "Now's your time," rose up and fired volley after volley into the stunned French ranks.
The Mini was 'born' in 1959 alongside the Ford Anglia with its reverse slope windows.
We tied the horses on the reverse slope of a snowy ridge and crept carefully to a little saddle near the top.
A preferred location for the BSA would be on the reverse slope of a mountain or large hill, using the surrounding terrain to the advantage of the BSB, providing protection against artillery fire, DF, and obscuration from observation.
Given the odd reverse slope of the Thompson butt plates, I have a hunch more Thompsons were fired from the hip than the shoulder.
In fact, he beat the bat several times by such a wide margin that Strauss switched him to the Pavilion end for the reverse slope to reduce his spin.
To escape the fierce shelling, the infantrymen moved to the reverse slope. Within a few minutes, a platoon of CCF soldiers struck their left flank, but they were beaten back.