coup de main


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Gale conferred with the commander of the 6th Airlanding Brigade, Brigadier Hugh Kindersley, and developed a concept for a coup de main assault by a glider force.
The event will commemorate the D-Day Coup de Main where the antecedent Regiment of The Rifles, the Ox and Bucks Light Infantry captured the bridges at Ouistreham more popularly known and immortalised as Pegasus Bridge.
While the word is French, the past-time is international and there are many varieties: a coup d'etat is when a small group overthrow an existing government; coup de grace, when you end the suffering of a mortally wounded person, usually by removing his head from his body; coup de theatre - a sensational turn of events; and coup de main, a sudden forceful manual attack as favoured by Mike Tyson.
This is a remarkable honour, to be awarded this decoration, and I would like to share it with the other surviving members of the (Pegasus Bridge) coup de main operation.
The author believes this trend will provide an absolute advantage that will enable American forces to wage limited warfare against regional powers that seek by coup de main to overwhelm their neighbors.
To the fury of Washington and I slamabad, in a coup de main the Russians rushed the Northern Alliance into Kabul, in direct contravention of Bush's dictates.
S hit-and-run spoof Gap posters are not as conspicuous a coup de main as one might wish: they look a bit too much like the Gap's own ads, user-friendly and generically white--"Samantha, pink panther, wears an antiviolence whistle.
Pendant que les deux equipes se disputaient le ballon dans un ruck, un spectateur, vetu du maillot vert, est venu donner un coup de main a ses compatriotes, en essayant de deblayer un samoan du regroupement.
Faire de la culture un levier de developpement economique et humain constitue ainsi le grand enjeu d'une telle initiative royale en la matiere, visant a donner un coup de main a ce secteur dans le but d'en recolter des retombees benefiques sur notre economie.
I have long wanted to know the full story of a wartime incident in 1916 when Lord Londonderry's Coup de Main was supposedly killed by a German bomb dropped minutes before the running of the Newmarket Cup.
Quant a l'intervention de l'armee, tout en remerciant l'ANP d'avoir depeche des engins pour donner un coup de main aux entreprises sur place, il a estime qu'il n'y avait aucune lecture politique a faire sur le sujet.
Depuis plusieurs mois, des bandes de pillards organisees continuent de terroriser la population : assassinats, agressions, pillages, incendies; tout cela avec la complicite des forces de l'ordre qui n'hesitent pas a leur donner un coup de main contre la population mozabite (plusieurs videos confirment cela).
Plus loin encore, des touristes, affichant leur grande admiration quant a cet enthousiasme et cette conscience de la part du peuple, ils sont venus alors pour donner un coup de main.
Elle est meme prete a donner un coup de main notamment dans la restauration du Palais du Dey et quelques ilots dans la Casbah.
Meme si pour l'heure peu d'informations circulent autour de la [beaucoup moins que]liste[beaucoup plus grand que] de personnes retenues pour prendre le devant de la scene et mener a bien ce rendez-vous, il n'empeche que la societe civile, les artistes, les etudiants, les artisans ou les simples citoyens sont bel et bien disposes a donner un coup de main.