through barbed

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  • It would then be pushed forward from a protected position and detonated, to clear a wide hole through barbed wire.
  • On each trip he went through barbed wire and across an enemy minefield, under intense artillery and mortar fire.
  • They were used to cut through barbed wire to clear the way for infantry, and were even driven through houses to destroy machine gunner's emplacements.
  • It specifically had to open passages for the infantry through barbed wire and then to suppress German machine gun nests.
  • The Ambler machine had a straight edge cutter vibrating on arms through barbed or open slotted fingers. Cited from Obed Hussey, by Various
  • The Commandos made their way through barbed wire up the steep rocky surface to the lighthouse courtyard unchallenged.
  • All over Galicia, round the burned villages, right through barbed-wire entanglements up to the very trenches, stretched the yellow wheat. Cited from Antwerp to Gallipoli, by Arthur Ruhl
  • Security forces broke through barbed-wire barricades and fought their way into the warren-like Tivoli Gardens neighborhood well into 24 May.
  • He breaks into the territory by cutting through barbed wires, enters Mr. White's living room holding a gang member hostage with a knife.
  • The first redoubt was captured at and then after a difficult advance through barbed wire, took the second redoubt unopposed and with few casualties after the garrison retreated.
  • And yet this young fellow had pushed through barbed wire entanglements and gone across No Man's Land, without so much as a shudder in the very face of hostile fire. Cited from Tom Slade at Black Lake, by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • German artillery, poison gas, and machine guns took a heavy toll as the Americans struggled through barbed wire and shell holes to reach the Hindenburg Line.
  • In 1918, as a lieutenant, he was made a DSO for leading his men through barbed wire to secure Treviso bridge north of Venice.
  • The armoured tank was intended to be able to survive artillery bombardments and machine-gun fire, and pass through barbed wire in a way infantry units could not hope to, thus allowing the stalemate to be broken.
  • Often, this meant using satchel charges as well as Bangalore torpedoes to successfully blast through barbed wire entanglements, minefields, structures, and other fortifications.
  • They did have reliability problems, but when they were working they could cross trenches or craters of 9 feet (2.7 m) and drive right through barbed wire.
  • The war ended for him in April 2004 when an Iraqi drove a car through barbed wire at a checkpoint, and the wire almost tore Ruiz's leg apart.
  • Finally, on the night of October 6th, assisted by several army officers, I was able to effect an escape by short-circuiting all lighting circuits in the prison camps and cutting through barbed wire fences surrounding the camp. Cited from Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights, Kelly Miller
  • The 1st Engineers' main role was maintenance of the roads and construction of bridges in the 1st Division area, although detachments also employed Bangalore torpedoes to clear paths through barbed wire.
  • At first the Villistas seemed to be making progress, they cut through barbed wire entanglements with wire cutters smuggled in from the United States and routed a line of Carrancista infantry.
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