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
As seen in the case of Syrian refugees who have been battering the doors of Europe, refugees can be turned into a sort of population time bomb or human waves in line with political targets.
An excerpt from Steve's book: "Just as we'd suspected, the rebels had charged forward in human waves to attack us, guns blazing.
The Lebanese cloned that method and whipped up human waves in their Cedar Revolution.
Chairman Mao himself had ordered the Marines annihilated, and Chinese General Song Shi-Lun gave it his best shot, throwing human waves of his 120,000 soldiers against the heavily outnumbered allied forces.
The easy flow of the human waves depicted fruits of the latest construction
We'd watched the human waves, Come crashing, falling, all around, The desperate and the vanquished, Informed, its now your town.
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The government soldiers panicked because the rebels were coming in human waves, as though bullets could not hurt them.
As is the case in any mass migration, the human waves that flooded Texas included more than a few criminals, as well as debtors and undesirables.
Eisenberg recounts this and other, mainly ancient Near East myths designed to calm the human waves, and asks what ecological reality the myths reflect, conceal or have helped to establish.
I was lumping into them with a 50-cal machine gun, just chopping them down as they came in human waves.