The bridgehead was well protected by these flanking bastions, and for this reason it made an excellent point of departure for an attack.
The bridgehead itself was strong, as it did not form a salient, the Austrian line running nearly due N.
From the mouth of the river, and a small bridgehead was established in the loop formed by the curving stream.
He felt, in addition, that opposite the Tolmino bridgehead he had little room for defence, and he was anxious to anticipate the enemy's move by an attack N.E.
The bulk of this rearguard crossed the same evening, and only a small bridgehead was held at Latisana.