German barbed

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  • A few men got as far as the German barbed wire but no further.
  • A few men reached the German barbed wire but got no further.
  • He was killed just in front of the German barbed wire.
  • They were getting close to the German barbed wire. Cited from The Valley of Vision,by Henry Van Dyke
  • This consists of firing bursts from his gun until the bullets hit the German barbed wire. Cited from Over The Top, by Arthur Guy Empey
  • By being careful and remaining motionless when the star shells fell behind us, we reached the German barbed wire without mishap. Cited from Over The Top, by Arthur Guy Empey
  • Having located two gaps in the German barbed wire he led his company through them and three belts of uncut wire.
  • During the intervals of falling star shells we carried on with our wire cutting until at last we succeeded in getting through the German barbed wire. Cited from Over The Top, by Arthur Guy Empey
  • One of our guns which fires an eighteen pound shell, used for destroying German barbed wire previous to an attack. Cited from Over The Top, by Arthur Guy Empey
  • Captured German machine-gun nests and strong points were garrisoned and wired with German barbed wire found in the area.
  • Riflemen used their white winter outfits and cover of the heavy snowstorm to cut passages through the German barbed wire barriers.
  • Around two in the morning we were carefully picking our way, about thirty yards in front of the German barbed wire, when we walked into a Boche covering party nearly thirty strong. Cited from Over The Top, by Arthur Guy Empey
  • The left hand battalion was obstructed by new German barbed wire covered by machine-guns and was not able to advance up Kenora Trench.
  • Many were hanging upon the tangles of German barbed wire which the heaviest of bombardments never completely destroys. Cited from Kitchener's Mob, by James Norman Hall
  • Both sides were quiet during the rest of January, until the Germans attempted a raid, which was stopped by machine-gun fire before the raiders had passed through the German barbed wire.
  • The next night four men were sent out to go over and examine the German barbed wire and see if they had cut lanes through it; if so, this presaged an early morning attack on our trenches. Cited from Over The Top, by Arthur Guy Empey
  • There were four lieutenants who drew up the plan and called for volunteers, and it was one of these who went out first and alone to reconnoiter the ground and to find the best way through the German barbed wire. Cited from Now It Can Be Told, by Philip Gibbs
  • We found a man on the German barbed wire, who was so badly wounded that when we tried to pick him up, one by the shoulders and the other by the feet, it almost seemed that we would pull him apart. Cited from "Over There" with the Australians, by R. Hugh Knyvett
  • Yesterday afternoon I repeated this exploit, following another trail, and I went so far that I came clear up to the German barbed wire, where I left a card with my name. Cited from Poems, by Alan Seeger
  • I crawled a few feet back to the German barbed wire, and in a stooping position, guiding myself by the wire, I went down the line looking for the lane we had cut through. Cited from Over The Top, by Arthur Guy Empey
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