A turning movement is a military tactic in which an attacker's forces reach the rear of a defender's forces, separating the defenders from their principal defensive positions and threatening to place them in a pocket. The defenders must then abandon these positions.
- Battle of Lake Trasimene (217 BC)
- Battle of Ulm (1805)
- Peninsula Campaign (1862)
- Sherman's March to the Sea (1864)
- U.S. Marine Corps (1 March 2007). Marine Corps Operations. Cosimo, Inc. pp. 7–. ISBN 978-1-60206-062-3.
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