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  • n. Plural form of encirclement.


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  • This is history told through maneuvers—encirclements and tank formations and the like.

    Not a Fanatic, Also Not Blind

  • The spring encirclements suggested that there had definitely been some improvement, because Soviet forces had managed coordinated envelopments.


  • By early August, most of the mass encirclements had already occurred as the Germans surged forward.


  • Tactically, the success of the Luftwaffe in supplying the Germans inside the pocket centered on Kholm and Demyansk suggested that such encirclements were only temporary reverses.


  • -- Israeli human rights abuses, home demolitions, land seizures, arbitrary arrests, torture, travel and movement restrictions, and closure and encirclements of villages and communities.

    Printing: Jews Against Zionism

  • Those who had escaped the encirclements, and those drafted in to fill the gaping holes where divisions had been, began fighting in a different way.

    Sealing Their Fate

  • Von Bock wearily explained that he and von Kluge no longer had the numbers to pull off such encirclements, and thanked his lucky stars that Hitler was too busy obsessing over Rostov to pursue the matter.

    Sealing Their Fate

  • When the victory bells rang in England at the end of November, tank supporters were sure that they were tolling out an old style of war and sounding in a new one, which would be characterized by deep thrusts and encirclements rather than the bloody paralysis of the trenches.

    'A Very Strange Machine'

  • We tried to make it easier for the Palestinian civilians, but whenever we opened roadblocks, we opened encirclements over towns, immediately the response was more terror attacks.

    CNN Transcript Apr 8, 2002

  • This is a rough, tough, area and we know from many, many examples of previous military encirclements how difficult it is to really cut off a force and prevent all communication, entries and exit from the outsides.

    CNN Transcript Dec 16, 2001


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