relief in the military sense means assistance or release from a position of constraint. The troop body for this planned is called relief army or relief corps.

Relief affects itself as tactical military maneuver for the release of encircled cities or armies. It was possible only very rarely for the crew of an enclosed place to induce from own Kraft the opponent to the task or to the departure. In most cases of FE storage or containment required it a relief, whose operations could be supported in the crucial instant by the enclosed troop by a loss.

A successful relief battle was the relief of Vienna to 12. September 1683 against the Turks.


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