barbed wire entanglements

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  • Since then there has been great work clearing away barbed-wire entanglements along the old front. Cited from Europe--Whither Bound?, by Stephen Graham
  • The home guard with the help of the regular army set up barbed wire entanglements at local beaches.
  • They sent word to us immediately when they discovered enemy working parties building up their parapets or mending their barbed-wire entanglements. Cited from Kitchener's Mob, by James Norman Hall
  • He started on a run over the shell-torn ground, with what remained of the barbed wire entanglements here and there. Cited from The Khaki Boys Over the Top, by Gordon Bates
  • Barbed-wire entanglements and machine-gun strong points reinforced the lines of trench work.
  • There were, however, barbed-wire entanglements everywhere, built, I thought, rather higher than the French. Cited from Kings, Queens And Pawns, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Machine gun posts and barbed wire entanglements were built, together with a fence running along the beach.
  • These gooseberries are thrown into the barbed-wire entanglements to help make them impassable. Cited from Over The Top, by Arthur Guy Empey
  • Those I have seen all introduce several lines of trenches and an elaborate system of barbed wire entanglements. Cited from With Rimington, by L. March Phillipps
  • Down went barbed-wire entanglements directly in front of the trenches. Cited from The Boy Allies with Haig in Flanders, Claire Hayes
  • I left the Manchesters putting up barbed-wire entanglements to increase their defence, and came back to try to find another runner. Cited from Ladysmith, by H. W. Nevinson
  • They were also surrounded by a thick layer of barbed wire entanglements.
  • Then, almost without warning, the barbed-wire entanglements commenced, and the miles and miles of abandoned trenches. Cited from Out To Win, by Coningsby Dawson
  • We saw the listening patrols go out at night, through the underground passage which leads to the far side of the barbed-wire entanglements. Cited from Kitchener's Mob, by James Norman Hall
  • Barbed wire entanglements with their supporting posts had been rooted from the ground. Cited from Army Boys in the French Trenches, by Homer Randall
  • The gun and its crew were well sheltered in a large shell crater, protected in front by barbed wire entanglements.
  • It dominated the ground around it, and was protected by barbed wire entanglements.
  • There is scarcely an individual for whom the way, hard enough at any time, has not been made harder by the barbed wire entanglements which other people throw across his path. Cited from The Conquest of Fear, by Basil King
  • He pulled it out from the tangle of long grass, and behold it was a part of old barbed-wire entanglements! Cited from War Romance Salvation Army,E. Booth and G. L. Hill
  • In the fields on either side women and old men were digging trenches and stringing barbed wire entanglements. Cited from Ten Days That Shook the World, by John Reed
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