Inverted Wedge

Inverted Wedge.

Inverted Wedge (two up; Ger. Breitkeil), a tactical formation with two manoeuvre elements in front and one in reserve behind; as opposed to the wedge. S. German Infantry Tactics.

When attacking in inverted wedge formation, it must be determined which of the two up elements has the lead.

Source: Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon, 6. Auflage 1905–1909

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