On landing at Bombay, I learned that my corps had advanced through the passes, and was already deep in the enemy’s country. What does pass mean here?
Oct 22, 2021 10:49 AM
Answers · 9
You cross a mountain range at a ‘pass’. It’s the lowest high point on the route. Here they are talking about mountainous Afghanistan. Passes are military significant because land forces have to go over them to advance.
October 22, 2021
In the subcontinent, a pass is usually a route into someplace through the mountains. I don't recall there being any mountains in Bombay, so it's most likely a route that leads into a city or a town.
October 22, 2021
In this context pass could mean going through enemy checkpoints and/or gaps between mountains or difficult places to travel through.
October 22, 2021
I think they mean 'borders', for example: a dividing line between two countries, but obviously on a much smaller scale, so different sections of a town or city.
October 22, 2021
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