- armed forces serving on land
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Examples from the Web for land forces
Appointing as commanders of the land-forces officers of the fleet, the army of course resented this as an insult.The History of Cuba, vol. 2
Willis Fletcher Johnson
The maidens I have named, in fighting as well as courteous array, led their land-forces to the battle-field.The Danish History, Books I-IX
Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
While these preparations were carried on, the great king, at the head of his land-forces, marched to Sardis.Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete
The number of land-forces occasioned a debate; and the Hessian auxiliaries were not allowed without dispute and opposition.
They provided for eight-and-twenty thousand land-forces, besides six thousand marines.