Category:Last stands

Articles relating to last stands, military situations in which a body of troops holds a defensive position in the face of overwhelming and virtually insurmountable odds.[1] Last stands loom large in history, as the heroism and sacrifice of the defenders exert a large pull on the public's imagination. Some last stands have become a celebrated part of a fighting force's or a country's history, especially if the defenders accomplished their goals (or in rare cases, defeated their attackers).

  1. ^ "last stand - Definition of last stand in English by Oxford Dictionaries". Oxford Dictionaries - English.


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Pages in category "Last stands"

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