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Guarding the ace

From The Great War 1914-1918

Guarding the ace is a Navy expression: the protection of a battleship under way in open sea by a cordon of destroyers, the battleship being the ace or principle card.[1]

References / notes

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.2.
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