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3rd May '18 5:51:57 PM GoodOldBlue
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* ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'': The Wakandan Army shouts before going into battle "yibambe" which roughly translates to "Hold Fast"
30th Apr '18 3:56:33 PM eroock
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->"''Before the network, there was the fleet. Before diplomacy, there were soldiers! Our influence stopped the rachni. But, before that, we held the line. Our influence stopped the krogan. But, before that, we held the line! Our influence will stop Saren. In the battle today, we ''will ''hold the line!''

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->"''Before ->''"Before the network, there was the fleet. Before diplomacy, there were soldiers! Our influence stopped the rachni. But, before that, we held the line. Our influence stopped the krogan. But, before that, we held the line! Our influence will stop Saren. In the battle today, we ''will ''hold the line!''line!"''



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21st Mar '18 12:31:41 PM dracogeorge
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-->''"We will stand and fight here. [[BadassBoast If we can't stay here alive, then let us stay here]]'' [[BadassBoast dead]]''."''

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-->''"We will stand and fight here. [[BadassBoast If we can't stay here alive, then let us stay here]]'' [[BadassBoast dead]]''."'' "''[[note]]A quote from Field Marshal Montgomery's speech upon taking command of the 8th Army[[/note]]
21st Mar '18 12:13:12 PM dracogeorge
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* During WWII 22,800 US paratroopers of the 101st Paratroopers had to hold the line against over 54,000 German Troops with little to no air support for 7 days during the Siege of Bastogne[[note]]this qualifies as a hold the line instead of A siege as the US troops only had to wait for allied air power and other US troops to arrive before the germans could take the vital crossroads at bastogne to use for their tanks and reconquer western europe[[/note]].

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* During WWII 22,800 US paratroopers of the 101st Paratroopers had to hold the line against over 54,000 German Troops with little to no air support for 7 days during the Siege of Bastogne[[note]]this qualifies as a hold the line instead of A siege as the US troops only had to wait for allied air power and other US troops to arrive before the germans could take the vital crossroads at bastogne to use for their tanks and reconquer western europe[[/note]].Europe[[/note]].
* During the Battle of Albuera, part of [[UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars the Peninsular War]], the [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment]] managed to hold long enough that they broke the French advance, who then retreated as British reinforcements arrived. The fighting was so fierce that they lost 422 of their 570 rankers, and 20 of their 30 officers. Early on, their commander, [[ColonelBadass Colonel William Inglis]], was wounded by French grapeshot, but refused to be carried away from the battle and stayed with the Regimental Colours. When the fighting was at its fiercest, he [[StiffUpperLip calmly]] proclaimed "Die hard, 57th, die hard!"[[note]]Which is the origin of the phrase "Diehard"[[/note]], resulting in the regiment being nicknamed "[[TheRedBaron The Die Hards]]".
24th Feb '18 11:16:02 AM SAMAS
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** This comes up in the Sea King arc. After Genos goes down, the only Hero left is the powerless C-Class Mumen Rider. Against a creature that's beaten A-Class heroes easily, Rider ''knows'' he's totally outclassed. Nonetheless, he stands between the Sea King and the civilians because there's nobody else to. He still manages to last long enough for Saitama to arrive.
27th Jan '18 10:57:20 PM JackG
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* Subverted in ''Film/April9th''. The Danish bicycle platoon trying to hold back the advancing Germans are unaware that their country has already surrendered.
24th Jan '18 6:20:32 PM MoPete
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has a hold the line trial in "The Steps of Faith." A massive dragon is marching down the titular Steps of Faith, with numerous smaller dragons supporting it. The goal of the trial is to stop the dragon from breaking through the lines of defense. This is a unique trial in that it's one of the few (if not the only) ones a fallen character can respawn in without having to be raised by another player, and its one of the few (again, if not the only) ones where you can outright fail the trial if the dragon breaks through the last line of defense.
14th Jan '18 4:40:04 PM defender2222
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** History repeats itself in the ''Tydal vs. Tirek arc''. Discord, as his magic is stole, sending a psychic plea to his family and only Tydal answers. Even though he knows that Tirek is too strong for him Tydal tells Twilight and her friends to make for the Tree of Harmony, telling them he'll hold the line. The act costs him his life but saves Equestria once more.
--->Tydal (to Sunset as he forces her to leave him to face his death alone): When you are an old mare, with grandfoals of your own, and they ask you who taught you your spells... tell them "He who held the line". And... let that be enough.
6th Jan '18 6:02:44 PM nombretomado
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** ''JeanneDArc'' has several of these missions, such as defending the gates of Orleans or keeping alive with no room for error.

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** ''JeanneDArc'' ''VideoGame/JeanneDArc'' has several of these missions, such as defending the gates of Orleans or keeping alive with no room for error.
30th Dec '17 9:26:57 PM Rmpdc
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* ''Road to Hill 30'' has holding positions just outside of Carentan until American Sherman tanks from the 2nd Armored Division can arrive.

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* ** ''Road to Hill 30'' has holding positions just outside of Carentan until American Sherman tanks from the 2nd Armored Division can arrive.
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