Definition of line of communications in English:

line of communications

phrase

  • A means of connection between an army in the field and its bases.

    • ‘By the autumn of 1941, the plight of Malta, lying astride Rommel's line of communications, and the only British outpost remaining in the central Mediterranean, was becoming desperate.’
    • ‘The flight was made with the primary purpose of attempting to locate a large Mexican troop force, reported to have been moving southeast toward the US Army's line of communications.’
    • ‘It was a friendly and open exchange, and we're committed to keeping the lines of communications open.’
    • ‘The Romans had great difficulty in maintaining power in all of their empire and supplying their army was a major problem as their lines of communications were stretched to the limit.’
    • ‘Finally, from the rear of the army back to the base of operations was the indispensable line of communications, along which supplies and reinforcements would flow.’
    • ‘On 7 March, Van Dorn completely outflanked Curtis's army and attacked in two columns, cutting the Federal line of communications.’
    • ‘Predominantly her aircraft were used on strikes against enemy lines of communications, troop concentrations and industrial infrastructure.’
    • ‘Restrictive terrain may further affect lines of communications.’
    • ‘French informed Joffre, the French C-in-C, that a move to the north-west flank would shorten the BEF's line of communications and in early October the BEF left the Aisne for Flanders.’
    • ‘Once the forces of law and order have established control over an entire area or most of an area, the insurgents shift to guerrilla warfare, ambushing lines of communications, and attacking small garrisons.’