Elevated Terrain Crossword Clue

Elevated terrain crossword clue. A quick crossword question in The NZ Herald on 22 Aug 2017. 7 letters.


Elevated terrain example

High ground is an area of elevated terrain, which can be useful in combat. The military importance of high ground has been recognized for over 2,000 years, for example in Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, in which military leaders are advised to take high ground and let the enemy try to attack from a lower position.[1] Fighting from an elevated position is easier for a number of reasons. Holding high ground offers an elevated vantage point with a wide field of view, enabling surveillance of the surrounding landscape, in contrast to valleys which offer a limited field of view.[2] General Ji Ling of the late Eastern Han Dynasty used this principle to his advantage by sending lookouts to positions of high ground to scout for and provide early warning about enemy troops.

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