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- n. an attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack
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In frustration, he led a diversionary attack on the Persian-held city of Myndus ten miles to the west, hoping to draw away some of Memnon’s troops from Halicarnassus.
For one thing, 3 Troop was largely preoccupied by supporting Mike Company against the diversionary attack by 302nd Tank Regiment and in the defence of Blickheim.
The 56th Panzer Corps, which had not been affected by the OKW directive, was understrength and located west of Lake Ilmen, where it had remained after checking the diversionary attack of the Russian
Joe Kershaw and his division were sent back across the James, and on July 27–28 met what Grant had intended as a surprise diversionary attack to cover a new raid by Sheridan against the Virginia Central.