Human Wave Attack

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A military tactic in which a broad front of foot soldiers many men deep runs towards enemy lines in an attempt to overwhelm the opposing army’s position by sheer numbers. Casualties, especially when the attacking wave is facing machine guns and cannons, are extremely high. 20,000 British soldiers lost their lives in World War I on the first day of the battle of Somme and another 40,000 were wounded using the human wave strategy
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But for one whose privilege it was to agitate that ocean of human waves, how many were received with a look of indifference or a sneer of disdain
This is a serious problem if you are facing a Chinese human wave attack in Korea.
So far this season, Bulls guard Kris Dunn has been a human wave machine.
It is of no record that no human wave of Filipinos drove out Spanish soldiers who, in no instance, exceeded 50,000 armed men, as against two or more million natives over a period of 375 years.
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Once known for its human wave tactics in conflicts such as the Korean War, the PLA is increasingly focused on high-tech weaponry and more focused missions.
The conflicts have been compared to wars in the history in terms of the tactics used, including large scale trench warfare with barbed wire stretched across trenches, manned machine-gun posts, bayonet charges, human wave attacks across a no-man>s land, and extensive use of chemical weapons such as mustard gas by the Iraqi government against the civilians Kurds.
which] could have a significant impact on Iran's human wave tactics, forcing Iran to give up that strategy.
The Germans developed such a weapon in the 1940s primarily for use against the Soviets, whose military tactics included massed human wave attacks.
Like a human wave, the spectators sang and danced to the song as though in a trance.